Submitted by Theyellowflash30 618d ago | opinion piece

Why the Wii U Might be Getting More 3rd Party Support than you Think

Ricard Julianti of Playeressence.com discusses why the Wii U might be getting more 3rd party games than you think, even after the PS4 and Xbox 720 launch. (Batman: Arkham Origins, Crysis 3, Microsoft, PS3, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

hkgamer  +   618d ago
gave up reading half way through...

The title should be changed to 'How Ricard Julianti hopes the WiiU would get more 3rd party support'

3rd party support will happen for the wiiU, but they will most likely all be ports from 360/PS3. Not many 3rd party will be bothered to understand the WiiU's architecture completely. PS3 was a big pain in the ass already.
PeaSFor  +   618d ago
you didnt knew? N4g is all about taking BLOG as "news arcticles"

"Random Dude On The Internet Think This About That...."
thezeldadoth  +   618d ago
which for some reason is OK if it's a pro-sony article.
lilbroRx  +   618d ago
I'm pretty sure this article is listed as an "opinion piece" and not "news".

Well, I'll let you get back to dismissing the authors opinion and the Wii U.

Heaven forbid that any positive beliefs be directed at the console.
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Ck1x  +   618d ago
It just goes to show that reading is fundamental!
Its listed as an opinion piece...
Not news...
Got it...
Theyellowflash30  +   618d ago
Yeah cause only big sites like IGN, Pachter, and Gametrailers should be allowed to voice their OPINIONS about gaming. Seriously dude, it's journalism.
LOL_WUT  +   618d ago
Sorry but i'm not giving your site a hit. As of right now this is far from being the truth. Articles like these should be saved for after E3 to see where the console stands at that point. ;)
Theyellowflash30  +   618d ago
You don't have to wait to e3. Climax has development for games on the Wii U,PS4, and Xbox 720

Shin'en has two unannounced games for the Wii U

Indie developers are lining up to port games on the Wii U. Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, Batman Origins, Injustice Gods Among Us, Resident Evil, Deus Ex, all coming to the Wii U.

I don't need to wait to E3. If you read the article, you would know he didn't even mention one game or speculate at all.
Erudito87  +   618d ago
yh i heard cd projeckt and dice are all working on exclusive titles for the wiiu
Rask  +   618d ago
I laughed to this.
Erudito87  +   618d ago
why the disagrees ? its true lol
paul1974  +   618d ago
you lot need to go back to your mums cave! read that as you like trolls
GamingBuddha09  +   618d ago
i think its not a question of if the Wii U will third party support, but more of when. the summer drought is only a months away and while the PS3, 360, and PC have a backlog that extends to last year to keep gamers busy. what will keep Wii U owners busy when they get tried of the first party games and the launch games? Monster Hunter isnt for everybody and why play ports of ME3, ACIII and Batman AC when they were already on other platforms? the Wii U needed support like months ago
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BattleAxe  +   618d ago
Not to mention that a PS3 and an Xbox 360 are cheaper, and will both more than likely be getting price cuts very soon. Anyone who might have been looking at buying a Wiiu would be better served buying a PS3 or 360 which both have vast libraries of games at a far cheaper price.

The ports that the Wiiu is getting are also more expensive than the original versions on PS3 and 360. I think that the most recent Bonus Round was quite accurate when they were talking about the Wiiu, pretty much saying that it doesn't stand much of a chance when the PS4 and 720 are released.

I think its about time that certain people who are trying to analyze the industry, wake up and smell the coffee, instead of putting out fairy tale delusions that somehow the Wiiu is a worthy competitor against the PS4 and the 720, when it can't even compete with the PS3 and 360. It will appeal to hardcore Nintendo fans, but outside of that, the Wiiu is a console that is going nowhere fast.
Theyellowflash30  +   618d ago

I'm going to start calling you Pachter Jr. You didn't even read the article did you?

Give me sources to where you heard "ports that the Wiiu is getting are also more expensive than the original versions on PS3 and 360"

Cause I think you're lying, or just making stuff up. Ubisoft said Wii U ports cost 1 million dollars. Most of the work is already done on the PS3 and Xbox 360, there is no fundamental way, a port, can cost more than the original.
Neonridr  +   618d ago
stop lumping AC3 in with the others, it launched 2 weeks prior on the 360 and PS3. Had the Wii U launched two weeks earlier, we'd all have been playing the game at the same time. Next thing you'll tell me is Black Ops 2 was an old port because it released one week prior on the 360/PS3.
MilkMan  +   618d ago
Very nice article.
Its speculative, but its based on hard research and data.
Thank you for a full article. It was a good morning read.
Ck1x  +   618d ago
This is actually a pretty good read and the writer isn't being biased or clamoring up 3rd party support where there is none... He's basically speaking from a point of what he knows about the system and seeing as how we just know some general specs on PS4. He even states that he would wait to weigh his opinions and thoughts on the other two when more info is released. People just don't like facts and the guy points out some very interesting points that many here will choose to ignore.
lilbroRx  +   618d ago
The content of the article doesn't really matter to most on here though. All they see is that its speaking well of the Wii U and they dislike this.
Neonridr  +   618d ago
I like where he showed the differences between Crysis on all the different settings. Even on low, the game looks good and I wouldn't complain to have a game that looked even like that. We all know that the Wii U can run Crysis 3 since Crytek even said that they had it up and running no problem, it was EA who prevented it from releasing. The fact that next gen engines are scalable also means that while you may have to remove a few special effects or filters, or drop the resolution a bit, the Wii U will be able to run next gen engines. A promising sign for sure.
AKR  +   618d ago
This article was an excellent read - but this is what most of the reactions seem to be like:

- An author decides to voice his positive opinion about the Wii U, backed up with FACTUAL information to support it.

Popular N4G Reaction: "What? This dude has to be on crack if he thinks the Wii U has even the SMALLEST chance of standing up to the PS4 or even the 720!"

- - - Reverse the Situation - - - Take away "positive opinion" and replace "negative opinion". Take away "factual information" and replace it with "re-hashed speculation and over-dramatic emphasis on the console's current woes"

Popular N4G Reaction: "Yeah, that's the stuff! The Wii U is going to be crushed by the competition!"

STRANGE isn't it?! . . .
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Anyway; Certainly will keep tabs on the author in the future. He really knows his stuff and like I said - the article was a great read. Loved his comparison to how the Wii U's graphics will stack up to the PS4.

End result is: It's IMPOSSIBLE for it to be even remotely close to what we saw with the original Wii vs. the PS3.

The Wii was an SD console. Slightly more advanced than the Gamecube and only capable of 480p. The PS3 was an HD console. MUCH more advanced than the PS2, and was capable of 1080p.

The Wii U is an HD console. More advanced (at least 2x more powerful) than the 360/PS3. Capable of 1080p. The PS4 is ***also*** an HD console and is ****also**** capable of 1080p. See? Now it's HD vs. HD, instead of SD vs. HD. That alone makes the gap much more smaller, not even counting the fact that the Wii U is at least 2x more powerful than current-gen systems (which had some exceptionally beautiful games grace them).

And if amazing-looking games like Mario Galaxy 1/2, Sonic Colors, Fishing Resort (just look at some screenshots), and Xeneoblade Chronicles can grace the Wii, imagine what devs can do with the Wii U? Games like Monolith Soft's 'X', Rayman Legends, Need for Speed: Most Wanted U (running with PC textures) and Trine 2, already prove how great the power of the system is, and it's only been 5 months. Imagine 2 years?

The graphics road is getting much smaller here, people. We're moving from HD-to-HD. The transition this time is NOT going to be as big as what we saw with the 6th generation to the 7th generation. Textures are going to be sharper and colors will be more pronounced. More particle effects will be added, and there will be better anti-aliasing. AI will be more advanced, and so will shadows, reflections, etc. Framerates will improve despite higher resoultions. All that fine and dandy, but the difference still won't be super-massive like before. The difference between Wii U and PS4 won't be super-massive either. Yes, they're both in two different leagues, but if you think we're going to have another Wii vs. PS3 fiasco on our hands - you're sadly mistaken.

I just hope devs will use the system's abilities properly, instead of taking the easy route. It was mainly Nintendo and their 2nd parties showing off what the Wii could do. Let's hope 3rd-parties will also be pushing the Wii U as well as Nintendo. It's possible. Rise in development costs will change the playing field across the entire board. If devs don't adapt - this sucky economy combined with high-prices of game development and game hardware could send a few big companies to their grave. And yes, Sony is included in that mix. 8 years straight of losses? They literally can't afford to sell the PS4 like they sold the PS3...
Theyellowflash30  +   618d ago
Well said, but it's N4G, logic is not a simple thing to abide by here.
Albie360  +   618d ago
Thank God for the idiots who bought it!!!

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