"For technical reasons, we had to remove a few features from the PS3 version: depth of field, shadow filtering, and micro leaderboards at the end of every level. As a result of having no depth of field, the game is sharper and colors more vibrant."
Its nice to see developers put fourth effort and not just do straight, unoptimized ports.
And as primarily a PS3 gamer, I say all the better for Nintendo gamers. They've had to deal with lack of hardware prowess this entire generation, so it's nice to see them with some superior HD content. Besides, now that some developers have had the chance to explore the hardware, I would certainly hope that a WiiU version would be technically stronger than a PS3 or x360 version.
Well said your a honest guy , nice to see on here Bubbles for you .
Yeah but how long will Wii U's spotlight shine when the REAL next gen begins Holiday 2013? Hmmm...
Well until that time comes, let WiiU owners have their moment in the sun. Everyone should enjoy HD goodness, IMO. This reminds me of when the N64 came out during the time of the PSOne. Games looked noticeably better, and there were many company-defining moments for Nintendo. I hope Nintendo has similar luck with the WiiU.
When PS4 and 720 are released, the Wii U will have to share the light - But don't let it's lower specs fool you into believing this is going to be the 7th generation all over again. The visuals may look better on the competition, but the Wii U has some pretty decent innovation going for it with the Gamepad. The gap is much smaller this time, anyway. It won't be like the Wii vs. the PS3 and 360. Nintendo can do an awesome job this time around, if they encourage third-parties to make good use of the system. Criterion has done it with Most Wanted U. Ubisoft has done it with Rayman Legends. Frozenbyte did with Trine 2. Now Gajin is doing with Runner2. The Wii U has a better chance of standing up to the big boys this time. I think this generation is going to be a blast. Either way, just because it's weaker - That doesn't mean fail. Remember PS1, PS2, Wii and DS? All weaker than the competition - But still came out on top.
It's just a shame Nintendo don't know how to make decent games any more, well, games that have enough content to justify £40.
Next gen began for me on november of last year, regardless of what your opinion of what constitutes a "next gen" console is. And in the end, it will come down to the games. If Nintendo puts out some killer games this holiday season when the OTHER next gen consoles come out, then Wii U will do just fine.
The game looks like crap, its obvious the devs suck, just look at the game. There is no way that the PS3 cant handle this game. The develoers really do not know what they are doing.
All the way mate its powerful enough.
they could have done that with the ps3 , if they knew how develop for it right.
You apparently didn't read the article.
to Sum up the article: Visually and Perfomance is better on the Wii U than the PS3, and it's visually identical to the 360 but loads faster.
Ok and why should we expect anything less? This article doesn't seem much like "news".
This article forgets that the WiiU needs to be compared to the next console generation, which its suppose to be apart of, and not the current one.
They can only compare it to platforms that get the same game ? plus they are using about 20% of wiiu power for this type of game if that so it hasnt had proper Nextgen investment,and ps4/720/WiiU without Nextgen tools and investment wont surpass current gen by lots that's a FACT you can have the most powerful rig if you only use a mere percent of its power you cant start comparing it to lesser console games that had say a 200 million budget ? With the investment you will see games way beyond ps3 ect. Look at the Witness for ps4 psn it looks average shall we start comparing that game to Trine2 DC ? exactly that's my point.
"Look at the Witness for ps4 psn it looks average shall we start comparing that game to Trine2 DC?" No. You should be comparing the PS4 version of The Witness to the WiiU Version of the Witness.
Shouldn't it be better?
Depends. Is the developer a lazy bunch who just want to rush the port out or does the developer care enough to take advantage of the hardware?
Criterion Games is a perfect example, of a company who puts efforts into their ports. Even if it took a couple months to get it released - that's some serious work ethic.
And then don't release any DLC for said ports.
lol smh. They are still trying smh. Give it up already.
given its artistic direction, there's not reason why the PS3 couldn't have had those filters and that feature in the game. sounds like an example lazy devs to me, and another studio to add to the "do not support" list.
It should be better...Hands down...Of course that is NOT always the case as seen these days....
watched the demo - http://www.youtube.com/watc... , and they had to remove some graphic features on the PS3? really? cause i just saw an easy looking "free game"... so very probably their optimization skills are really bad.
Or simply not worth it? They are a small group of people who make indie games. It's still a business. I don't see why you should put too much effort in one console while the others work fine and you have a deadline.
the opposite would have surprised me! Wii U just came out so it's normal it's slightly better. But compared to PS3 exclusives it's nothing
The wiiu does almost 8192x8192 resolution on textures grow up and then with S3TC you can make the textures even more detailed. ps3 did 1024x1024 in its very best games so the WiiU can basically draw graphics detailed enough for any game out there and makes mince meat of ps3 in graphics try 7 times the resolution in textures alone. Oh this is the highest texture resolution you can get ?
um.....wii u better have better versions of every game, why is this a news article? when ps4 comes out you'll NEVER read an article saying, ps4 version is better than ps3 or 360....
ah good ol' nintendo, always a gen behind. im sitting here stewing in my own excitement dying to know whats going on with the ps4 and xbox 760, and out of no where "nintendo game does a little better than ps3/360 version!" wow. bravo nintendo.
Out of curiosity, what will your thoughts be if Watch Dogs only looks "a little better" on the PS4? I believe the word "optimization" should be looked up.
Nothing against Watch Dogs but it was one the least graphically advanced games they showed off along with Knack, no doubt it is leaps above Knack graphically just saying out of all the titles they showed Watch Dogs seems like it could be on current system still which it is going to be. It looks great but the fact it will even be on the PS3 and Xbox 360 says to me, chances are it won't look that much different across all platforms. Probably only differences would be small and the Wii U and PS4 versions will be slightly better than the others. It's also a launch title no doubt because of that there will be little difference between the Wii U and the PS4. It's obvious the PS4 is way more powerful but for a game like that it isn't really going to show much of a difference I don't think but I guess we will see.
@profgerbik That's the point I'm making here. The PS4 is pretty powerful, obviously more so than the Wii U. But that doesn't mean anything if developers don't choose to take advantage of that. In this instance, I'm not sure Watch Dogs will be optimized to look outstandingly better on PS4 when compared to the Wii U version. Not because the PS4 can't handle more, but because I don't see Ubisoft really taking that extra mile with a multiplat game that could potentially see a simultaneous release. Will Ubisoft optimize the game? That's the big question surrounding Watch Dogs. @MasterCornholio So I was right; they're adding some more details to give it a nicer looking touch but all in all, it will pretty much be the same game. No offense, but I don't think seeing the fidelity of the wind will make the PS4 version look so much better that it will seem like a different game. Who can say for sure, in all honesty? If anyone's known for breaking exclusivity promises, it's Ubisoft. Either way, we'll see as the game comes closer to its launch.
I will have little to no reaction to such news. im not a 12 year old "fanboy" who thinks of that type of thing as a win for my favorite piece of plastic.
>always a gen behind You clearly didn't know about Nintendo until the Wii.
and you clearly love making snide comments just to hear yourself talk. Nintendo has been a gen behind every gen since n64. it happened when they decided to stick with cartridges as opposed to moving forward to CDs. then it happened AGAIN when they decided to publicly announce that they would make no attempt to get into the online gaming world with the gamecube. Im beginining to think that YOU dont know about nintendo at all.
Hmm the game doesnt look that complex to begin with. I cant wait to see a multiplatform comparison of all versions of Watch Dogs. @PopRocks359 ". According to a report by Digital Spy on Feb 23, the senior producer at Ubisoft disclosed the players would be able to see the “fidelity of the wind” due to the extra graphical power provided by the next-generation system. The developer were also able add more reactions to the artificial intelligence department." http://www.examiner.com/art... I have no idea what the Wii U version will be like but like the producer says the PS4 version will be better due to the visuals, physics and Ai. BTW the improved Ai makes the PS4 version the one to get unless you like fighting retarded enemies.
:O A positive Wii U article on N4G?
Yeah. A rare sighting, isn't it?
It would be more, if it were more to talk about the wii u, but since not many game releases, and nothing else since the nintendo direct, theres nothing to say #besides the normal fanboy wars that we are used to, that many times start for nothing
You guys are so over dramatic , its embarrassing.
Oh great! A game I've never heard of is better on Wii U.
My thoughts exactly.
Meanwhile, every third party developer skips out on WiiU for being last gen technology.
For a game like this is it really even necessary to point out the difference, I am pretty sure the developers just felt like being lazy. I took one look at the game and that was the first thought that came to my mind.
oh well better than nothing right.
what ever the wii u has cancer
That is not funny at all.. Not because ure attacking wii u for no reason, but the worse part, Cancer is the worst thing that can happen to someone, and making jokes about it when someone in here may have/had someone with that horrible thing.
Wow this a bragging point really, show some wii u games matching sony and ms better exclusive offerings, if you want to start bragging. How barren is your lineup, when you have to point to 3rd party games as a indication of superiority over an 8 yr old system.
Last gen don't start till Nintendo says it does.
I know you said a naughty thing there (that might upset the sensitive ones), but I did laugh when I read that! Well played :P For me, I've never heard of Runner 2 (or Runner 1?) and I couldn't care less which system it looks better on. This sort of news doesn't help the Wii U's case in the slightest - it just seems like anything better on Wii U is only better because it's been out on everything else for ages (Trine 2, NFS) or it's a simple game and in either instance the devs have polished it a little more :/
>Wii U port looks or is better than original >lol Nintendo's last-gen as usual, being compared to 7 year old hardware >New Killzone looks better than the previous Killzones >Next-gen is here, move over Nintendo! And someone tried to tell me N4G wasn't biased against Nintendo.
Too bad no one has a Wii U.
You ever stop and think about why you only have one bubble?
Probably due to PS3's small amount of ram.
the console is technically next-generation
... let me get this straight. Why the hell SHOULDN'T it be better. It is competing with 7 YEAR OLD SYSTEMS. In the past this article wouldn't even exist. "PS2 version of game x looks better than Nintendo 64" "Nintendo Game Cube version of game y looks better than the Playstation One version" orly???? It should be considered and outrage if EVERY Wii U version does NOT look better than 7 year old systems. When has it been in the past previous gen systems make games look better than current gen...?
to the fanboys who try to tote this, trine 2, or most wanted, as examples of the wii u's next gen abilities, remember this there is a difference between having a better version and being able to do something the other consoles cant do and there is also a difference between being able to do things other consoles cant do, and being a full generation ahead of them
of course its better on wiiu, most games that takes advantage of wiiu and its gamepad will be better on wiiu then any other systems
Runner 2? I've never even heard of the first one.. What's this an indie game? Edit: yeah it is, just checked it out and it looks friggin good...not a graphically intensive game though, any differences I'm sure would be hard to find.
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