Submitted by Alexious 401d ago | news

Slightly Mad: WiiU can fully deliver the Project Cars Experience

Slightly Mad Studios seems confident that WiiU's hardware is strong enough to fully deliver the core Project CARS experience on the system. (PC, Project CARS, PS4, Slightly Mad Studios, Wii U, Xbox One)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   401d ago
Hopefully if not idk then
Razjin  +   401d ago
But yet the Wii U is not being compare to a high end pc? if I recall the last article talking about PS4.
Alexious  +   401d ago
I'm not sure what do you mean, of course WiiU can't be compared to a high-end PC, only PS4 can among consoles and even then a $/€ 1000+ PC will likely be more powerful anyway.
Dehnus  +   400d ago
That's bullshit, if you do not get an Intel CPU and know what you're buying, you can easily pass the PS4 for under 500 dollars.

People are just so addicted to Intel CPU's of 250 big ones, even though the PS4 only uses a Mobile CPU, okay 8 cores but still the amount of cores don't matter as much as what each core can do.

But you certainly do not need 1000 bucks to build yourself a PC that can beat it.
Muerte2494  +   400d ago

no, just no. Please stop. I build my own gaming PCs and what you're suggesting isn't feasible price/performance-wise. CPU/DDR3/MOBO/SSD/GFXcard all for under $400 or even $500 wouldn't get you close to similar performance. Stop spreading misinformation. PC's brute force their games with little to no optimization.
Chrischi1988  +   400d ago
The amount of cores does not matter, as long as games only run on four or less cores. The Intel I5-3570K with 4 cores was more powerful than an AMD 8 Core FX8150, but the AMD had higher clockspeed, higher speed-up, more cores and all, what does that tell us, that people, who used amount of cores and clockspeed as an argument for their console, are just trolling and acting like they understand any of it, because the number is higher.
starfox079  +   400d ago
WiiU is and has always been compared to the best pc version available and here are some details on wiiu version remember its running Native720p with all settings and physics except a few tiny things on 1 core and it's not been maximized yet ??? so Native 720p 30fps with all graphics in place on 1 core witj no optimizing done yet....


Also SMS have been playing around with wiiu devits developing the game for 2 years now.....a pre alpha tester for wiiu said the wiiu cpu makes an i5 sweat....here read

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NeoTribe  +   400d ago
Wii u has not and will never be compared to a high end pc. Get a life bro. Wii u is super weak sauce. Has no games, no third party, worst controller ive seen. Crappy online service even if it is free, which it damn well better be for being so bad. I gotta say, ive never seen a dedicated nintendo troll lol. Must be hard being a troll of the weakest piece of hardware around. Id rather be a texas instrument calculater troll.
TruthInsider  +   400d ago
Its 720p @ 30fps, i should hope it could do a driving game at that seeing as even PS3 has GT6 running at 1440x1080p @ 60fps with dynamic weather, night & day cycle, tessellation etc etc..

PCars should be 1080p @ 60fps on PS4 then.
starfox079  +   400d ago
The WiiU version has been confirmed ages ago its using dx11 assets get a life wow WiiU has more dx11 games then ps4 or xbox1

Here is the full article....don't know why N4G isn't directing you here..

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Alexious  +   400d ago
Lol man, you are so wrong on all levels I don't even know where to start. I guess with that nickname, it was to be expected.
mcstorm  +   401d ago
Sounds good to me look forward to seeing the difference between the wiiu, ps4/xbox one and pc versions.
jay2  +   401d ago
PMSL! erm..........This was coming out on ps3/360 so yeah Wii U's more powerful than those like 0.00000001% but still.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   401d ago
From the article:
"The Wii U is more than capable of providing the core Project CARS experience. Sure, some super-high-level graphical effects may not be possible but in comparison it also offers a unique interaction experience via the GamePad controller, with the second screen potentially becoming your track map overview, rear-view mirror, telemetry, or simply mimicking a real race car steering wheel whilst you use the gyroscope to drive.

Plus there are great possibilities to extend our existing WMD community into the Mii Community with discussion and sharing of content and ideas."

So, short version; they'll be giving up on a bit of the graphics in trade for more gameplay features, and on top of that they'll be using Miiverse for idea hunting and info gathering about the title.

Sounds like a fair trade-off to me. What's a few extra sparkles, after all?
I just hope they remember to include all the modes and any DLC that might come alongside it.
mamotte  +   401d ago
Finally, someone who actually read the article, instead of jumping to conclusions like "They're promising the same graphics as a high end PC"
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   400d ago
I'm just one of those types that doesn't give a crap about having the super high end graphics, that's all.
It's why I'm not an early adopter of the PS4; it takes more than pretty sparkles and [so far] empty promises of being "the future of gaming" to entice me to plop down $450+.
I'm waiting for more games that will make the purchase worthwhile.
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starfox079  +   400d ago
He clearly said some super high level graphics might did you read might means not final yet so wiiu version might still get those effects but even without it's basically saying wiiu will be 95% matching the high end pc....
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   400d ago
Doubt that.
I think you're reading too much into a "might".
There's definitely going to be a few spots where the graphics aren't the same, but you know what?
Only the console war fanboy soldiers and graphics whores really give that much of a crap over this issue.


Fluff meant to attract sheeple by snaring interest at a glance.

It's the gameplay and support that will determine whether or not the game gets good sales, in the end.
ziggurcat  +   401d ago
Uh... No it can't.
EliteGameKnight  +   401d ago
May I have some actual reasons why please? That aren't ridden with the typical bias that pervades this site.
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ziggurcat  +   401d ago
It's a significantly weaker system, so it cannot offer the same experience.
EliteGameKnight  +   401d ago
Alright.... Tell me, If the developers say that it can, don't you think it would be able to do so?

The article did say that "some super-high-level graphical effects may not be possible", but there are a couple rebuttals to this, Firstly they said "may" which means they might still try to get them put in, and secondly they're saying that they will be adding more features by utilizing the Game Pad.

Such things as "track map overview, rear-view mirror, telemetry, or simply mimicking a real race car steering wheel whilst you use the gyroscope to drive." might be included in the Wii U version. So, if the majority of graphics are the same as well as offering exclusive features, wouldn't you say that the Wii U may have the definitive version in terms of game features? It might very well not, but I don't consider pretty pictures to warrant the title of best unless

How weak do you think that the Wii U actually is? As some people seem to be under the impression that its the same spec wise to 7th generation, which is kind of silly if you think about it. It is certainly weaker than the PS4 and XBO, but not nearly as weak as a Standard Definition console (Wii) was to High Definition consoles (PS3 and XB360)
gpturbo81  +   400d ago
teach me more mr. scientist
jcnba28  +   400d ago
So you're saying the developers of the game are wrong and you are right? lol ok
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BosSSyndrome  +   397d ago
Yes, and I suppose you know way more about a game than the people making it.
Riderz1337  +   401d ago
I'm tired of this developer just talking and talking about the next gen version of their game. Show me some footage that isn't on a high end PC and that is playing on a next gen console. Otherwise, I don't care regarding what you have to say.
darkstar18  +   401d ago
This is how all developers should think why porting to consoles. I can't wait to pick this up for Wii U next year. ;)
LOL_WUT  +   401d ago
I'll believe it when I see it ;)
AndroidVageta  +   400d ago
I don't think the WiiU's CPU is that good. For one it's based on the same architecture as the Game Cube's CPU. It's a triple core with each core running at 1.4GHz.

So you're basically talking about the same processor from the 12 year old Game Cube times three with a faster speed.

The Xbox 360 on the other hand is using a more advanced and just plain newer architecture. It as well is a triple core but runs at 3.2GHz per core.

So based on that alone the Xbox 360's CPU is at least 2x as fast.

The PS4 has a eight-core processor based on x86 running at 1.6-2GHz...so here even the 360 gets it's ass handed to it...so this leaves the WiiU farrr behind.

This isn't even talking desktop PC processors...even next-gen is a complete disgrace when it comes to this class. Even a dual-core 3GHz Intel i3 is faster than the PS4's CPU. So 4-8 core running from 3 to 4GHz? Forget about it!

ONLY way I see the WiiU being FASTER would be if it's using GPU computing...but these guys didn't say anything about that.

Other possibility is that the game just doesn't need THAT much CPU power to begin with. If they can run the game at high settings and what not on what is essentially a 12 year old triple core 1.4GHz CPU then it must not require THAT much power to begin with.

So either 1) the WiiU's CPU is simply enough to run the game (as it clearly doesn't stand up even against the last-gen 360's), 2) they are using GPU computing but just didn't relay this properly in words, or 3) they're lying and not being truthful about the WiiU's power.

Me personally? I'm going with number 1.
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Neonridr  +   400d ago
or Option #4 - you have no clue what you are talking about because A) You aren't a hardware engineer B) You aren't a Wii U developer C) you don't work for Slightly Mad so let's take their word about what the Wii U version can do over yours.

AKR  +   400d ago
My goodness - this is beyond ridiculous.

THE DEVELOPERS are actually speaking POSITIVELY of the system ~ saying that they're trying to deliver the best possible experience they can with the hardware - SOMETHING THAT RARELY HAPPENS WITH A THIRD-PARTY DEV WORKING ON A GAME FOR A NINTENDO SYSTEM - and yet - there are actually people here trying to SPIN THIS AS A NEGATIVE?

Yep. Now I need no more proof. This site has some unwarranted hate for Wii U to the highest extent - to the point where even when a developer is actually sating good about the system, it's considered to be "wrong" and "laughable".

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