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Submitted by Gekko 508d ago | opinion piece

GTA 5 could look better on Wii U, unsure on frame rates

Marlon Votta:

Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles we get the impression Grand Theft Auto V will also be visually more appealing on Nintendo’s new system. With this in mind, frame rates will be a big concern with ports, and according to some reports, the Wii U system is no better than the other consoles as far as graphics are concerned. (Grand Theft Auto V, Wii U)

360ICE  +   508d ago
If Rockstar can wrap their heads around the Wii U and squeeze all the juice out of that next-gen console, they might be able to run it slightly better than the current gen.

Shiiiiiiiiiii---

No, but the Wii U looks pretty neat.
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camel_toad  +   508d ago
Slightly better I could maybe agree with but I couldn't read this article past the first sentence "Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles..." - The word drastically does not fit in that sentence.
vulcanproject  +   508d ago
GTA- typically memory intensive = good news for Wii U port.

Typically very CPU heavy = bad news for Wii U port.

We're talking countless different AI routines and conditionals because of the volume of pedestrians and traffic. Possible, not something you'll be doing this complex designed for 360/PS3 easily on a GPU by the way, before someone with zero knowledge barges in here again and says "but teh GPU has GP in front of it"

I think it would work on Wii U just fine. I would much rather personally have it ported to PC first though, and ported WELL.

I'll still buy it on console first but it is hard to resist the allure of GTA when it comes to PC and the mods that inevitably turn up.
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jbgamer  +   508d ago
You do know the wii u cpu is 3x faster then the 360 and ps3 no one even talked about the cpu before that idiot from metro light, and i wonder whether money had something to do with him saying that?
vulcanproject  +   507d ago
The Wii U CPU is not 3 times faster than 360/PS3. It was rumoured several months back that Nintendo were using a CPU based on Wii's processor.

Just by looking at the size of the die it is fairly obvious it isn't particularly fast. It's die area is about 1/5th the size of the GPU. We know this because anandtech have measured it.

Going by the size of it I would estimate the CPU is at most, 160 million transistors. It most likely a bit smaller than 360's CPU, and for sure much smaller than PS3's CPU.

In order for it to actually be 3 times as fast even if it were brand new architecture it would have to be highly clocked.

Again that just isn't the case, because the power consumption is miniscule. the whole system draws less than 35 watts, you can bet that by far the most of that is for the GPU.

I would bet that the CPU itself draws no more than 10 watts. No 10 watt CPU is gonna be so much faster than what is in 360/PS3.

Anyone who knows the slightest thing about the semiconductor industry can tell you this.
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Lior  +   508d ago
In what way is the wii u any better than the other 2? It has a crap CPU and inferior graphics on every single port released so far
PopRocks359  +   508d ago
Not true. Tekken Tag 2 is pretty much on par, Nano Assault Neo does things the previous versions could not, I didn't see much of a difference from Darksiders II and Gearbox claims the Wii U version of Aliens will be the best looking.
The_Infected  +   508d ago
Hi Nintendo troll. I see you bashing the Wii U in every Nintendo article.
Deku-Johnny  +   508d ago
Black Ops 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Assassin's Creed 3 all look quite a bit better on Wii U, not 'drastically' but still it's a start. It has a crap CPU that makes no difference at all because the GPGPU can do most of the CPU's work. If R* get their heads around the console they could make a Wii U version a lot better than PS3/360.
jbgamer  +   508d ago
Watch a call of duty video showing the games wii u looked a lot better than the 360 ps3 versions, but not better then the pc. PC always looks the best.
younghavok  +   507d ago
havent played the other games people have mentioned but I can vouch for Blops 2 looking better on WiiU than it does on 360
360ICE  +   508d ago
Noooo double post. Sorry mods. Remove if you can
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Gr81  +   508d ago
If its
Just a port, then it might look slightly better or run slightly worse ala BO2.

But if they play to the strenghts of the Wii U then undoubtedly it could look way better.

But who's to say it would come to Wii U any way? Rock* isn't Nintendo's biggest fan.
vallencer  +   508d ago
Grand theft auto has been on their systems a couple of times. As well as other rockstar games. Reggie said he'd love to see it come to the wii u in a recent interview. It's not impossible but only time will tell.
Shaman  +   508d ago
First sentence and already wrong...
"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles we get the impression Grand Theft Auto V will also be visually more appealing on Nintendo’s new system."

What are this drastically looking better games? ME3? Black Ops 2? Batman AA?
PopRocks359  +   508d ago
Because ports will look drastically better. /sarcasm

Tell me why those games don't run well and yet Tekken Tag 2 apparently has no reported graphical hitches.

Also Gearbox has said the Wii U version of Aliens will be the best looking. So go figure.

http://kotaku.com/5913484/t...
Gamer78  +   508d ago
IT IS DUE TO THE DEVS THAT ARE DOING THE PORTING. IF R* IS WILLING TO MAKE THE GAME SEPARATELY, TO A POINT, THEN I BELIEVE GTA-V WILL DEFINITELY BE BETTER ON IT. THE WII U IS MADE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE OTHER TWO WHICH IS THE ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE OVERCOME. GEARBOX IS MAKING ALIENS TO WORK WITH THE PLATFORM FROM THE GROUND UP, WHICH IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
A7XEric  +   508d ago
Yea because we should judge the system's power based on a bunch of 3rd party ports that were slapped together in time for launch. Great idea.
PygmelionHunter  +   508d ago
Either those or the ones that don't exist yet? that first sentence in the article doesn't make any sense, did Reggie write it?

I'm with Arius Dion here, it all comes down to how much effort the developers put individually to each console, so, if they utilize the Wii U from the ground up, I'm sure it would end up looking better than other console versions.

EDIT: Haha, HebrewHammer beat me to it.
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Gamer78  +   508d ago
I HAVE TO AGREE. THE IMPRESSIVE THING IS HOW CLOSE THE QUALITY OF THE GAMES ARE CONSIDERING THE VERY SHORT DEV CYCLE FOR THOSE PORTS.
iamnsuperman  +   508d ago
"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles" I do hope this is a joke right. Come on. Every third party game looks almost identical across consoles. Developers just don't have the time nor money nor lack of businesses sense to develop each version to best suit that console. This is why they all look almost the same
Shaman  +   508d ago
Except for GTAV which I'm sure will push consoles to their breaking point. R*, with their mammoth budget (probably more than 100 mil) and amazingly talented team could pull it off. Although, I'm sure there will be severe frame drops like in PS2 version of San Andreas...
chasegarcia  +   508d ago
frame-rate unsure lol

30fps like every console
1upgamer99  +   508d ago
Reggie made the comment that Nintendo Wii U makes Ports look "Drastically Better" As a Nintendo Lover Even I can see that the games don't look drastically better. Now these are just ports of games not built ground up for Wii U, but still that comment was so untrue. BOPS2 Looks Better on Wii U than PS3. Assassins Creed 3 is Better looking on 360, not a huge difference, but still noticeable side by side. I am sure that the makers of these ports were just getting used to the new tech and I am not at all disappointed with the ports. I am excited to see that Wii U can do what these others can right from the start. BOPS2 with the Gamepad is AWESOME, and only if you have not played it can you disagree, Also Madden 13 too cool using the gamepad to call plays. Way cool new ways to play. A game like GTAV would totally benefit from the gamepad, and also I think that it could look better on the Wii U. The Wii U has more power than PS3 And Xbox360 even if its only %50 more power allot can be done with that. Even if the game looked the same as 360 PS3 version The Wii U gamepad would be AWESOME with that game.
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HebrewHammer  +   508d ago
"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles..."

Is Reggie writing this article?
pedroyamato  +   508d ago
It could look better, or worst, it does not matter. If it can play smoothly and the overall experience is just as good as the others, then there is no reason to avoid buying it on wii u. Only stupid fanboys would call a game worst because the graphics are a little bit behind or because the game runs at 59 fps not 60.

The true is, the best graphics are on pc, if you choose to play on home consoles, then, any graphic whore should shut up.
BattleTorn  +   508d ago
Whether you like it or not, we gamers go through a lot of effort to experience a game slighly better.

If R* could get a Wii U verson to run well, I'd be badgering all my GTA-friends to get it.
LOL_WUT  +   508d ago
Don't count on it.
ylwzx3  +   508d ago
All you people are doing is basing your opinions of the Wii U specs off of what others have said with no facts to back it up.
Gamer78  +   508d ago
I THINK WHEN ALIENS RELEASES SOME PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO TAKE NOTE OF THE POTENTIAL OF WII U. EVERYONE EXPECTS THE "U" TO BE LEAPS AND BOUNDS BETTER USING CODE THAT WAS DEVELOPED FOR TOTALLY DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURE. THAT JUST SHOWS THE WAY SOCIETY IS, "I WANT IT BIGGER AND BETTER RIGHT NOW"!
XxWalksOfShamexX  +   508d ago
If they could make it work, I say go for it. I think everybody should get the chance to play this game. PC and Wii U users alike.
Nes_Daze  +   508d ago
Next gen console releases, and instead of seeing next gen games from it we are seeing ports, that look "slightly better" if even that. But sorry, I must be trolling for stating the truth.
TheSaint  +   507d ago
If it is 'next gen' then it should be able to run GTA V easily better than the other two.
NeoTribe  +   507d ago
Sad how they say it COULD. Brand new console and it has to compete with last gen consoles.
grandv  +   507d ago
gta v just for pc and xbox 360 and ps3 !!!
Thepcz  +   507d ago
what a poorly written article
coolmaster  +   507d ago
SKCID GNIKCUS EVOL I
bubblebeam  +   507d ago
Where is Sherlock Holmes? How can we ever decipher this code?

How do I read right to left?
kupomogli  +   507d ago
"Because plenty of third party games look drastically better on the Wii U than the other consoles we get the impression Grand Theft Auto V will also be visually more appealing on Nintendo’s new system."

Did Reggie write this article? Or someone who actually believes his bs?

No games look drastically better. Black Ops 2 looks slightly worse as the 360 version and has worse framerate than both PS360. Assassin's Creed 3 looks worse. Darksiders 2 has a lot of missing foliage and trees but slightly better draw distance. Arkham City looks the same except Batman and Catwoman's shiny suits, and it has textures that don't load properly and worse framerate.

Just about every game that's a port has worse framerate. GTA5 might be 10fps. Graphically it might be as good as the PS3 and 360 version.
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wiiulee  +   507d ago
not only will it look better on the wiiu but the frame rate will be exactly the same...once developers get use to the wiiu all that nonsense will just be heresay from haters....plus nintendo is willing to help

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