Submitted by Yep 356d ago | news

Sonic Boom Runs on the Latest Version of CryEngine, Supports Co-op, Runs in 1080p, and More

"The Wii U game is being developed by Big Red Button Entertainment, a newly formed game development studio consisting of employees such as Bob Rafei, former top dog at Naughty Dog and Jeff Lander, founder of Darwin 3D. The Nintendo 3DS version is appearing to be handled by Sanzaru, known for it's recent work on Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time." (3DS, Sonic Boom, Wii U)

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skydragoonity  +   356d ago
*in guiles voice* SONIC BOOM!!!
afterMoth  +   356d ago
So Wii U is 1080p. I'm guessing the Xbox One could probably hit 900p then or maybe 1080p and cut back on some of the visual bells and whistles.
malokevi  +   356d ago
I get it! because... you're implying that the Xbox One is less powerful than the WiiU! ahahahaha. That's the funniest thing I've ever read in my entire life!

*runs off a cliff*
Qrphe  +   356d ago
Sonic Lost World was also 1080p as "confirmed by developers" then it wasn't as also "confirmed by developers." It really wasn't.
afterMoth  +   356d ago
Much like Ryse at one time being 1080p?
thehitman  +   356d ago
Just so you guys know.... 1080p is just a resolution says nothing about the textures, shadows, effects, lighting of the game.... Ofc Wii U can do 1080p doesnt mean the game will look graphically impressive but the characters are animated so it cant look bad.
bennj  +   356d ago
"runs in 1080p (according to the trailer)"

ok so it's native 720p and upscaled 1080p for promotion.
KevinCubes  +   356d ago
Hmmmm something sounds fishy here
*scratches head with WiiU gamepad*
mrbojingles  +   355d ago
A lot of things can do 1080p, it all depends on programming. Obviously a Wii U game maxing out its hardware at 1080p may not have as much going on as a XB1/PS4 game running at 720p. You can't just compare resolutions
CrossingEden  +   355d ago
Man look at that 1080p resolution, because 1080p means automatically good graphics rite gais?
Meanwhile, here's a game that's running at 900p
bmx_bandit  +   355d ago
@ Moth
Wow, over 200 comments of you and EVERY ONE is trolling MS.

Congratz, I see you use your time on this planet quite well. /s
No friends, no gf, no life maybe?
GhostTurtle  +   355d ago
*hands malokevi a cookie*

Good boy!
Gamer1982  +   355d ago
But lets be honest here its a cartoon game. Its easy to run a sonic game in 1080p compared to a real looking game. You8 cannot compare a comic, cel shaded or cartoon game to a real world looking game. Because real world looking games need details like hair, real looking effects etc something all the others I listed do not and those things take a lot more processing power and memory. People just think game development its all numbers and its easy and don't look at the real world.
callahan09  +   355d ago
Looks pretty great, actually. I hope this is finally a well-received Sonic game. It kind of looks more like a Ratchet & Clank mixed with Crash Bandicoot type game this time. I hope it lives up to the amount of fun the trailer made it look like.
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dcj0524  +   356d ago
Oh 0_O this was unexpected. I'm a massive sonic fan so i hope this turns out good. Bought wii specifically for sonic so might do the same for the wii u ( seriously the only games i played on wii was Sonic Colors and super mario galaxy)
deafdani  +   355d ago
You only played two games put of the entirety of Wii's library?

Wow, I... I don't even know what to say. You missed out on a lot, dude.
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Gamer1982  +   355d ago
Missed out on a lot? Lets be fair here the wii had some great games but not many it was the king of shovelware.. Apart from its first party titles it had only a few decent 3rd party games thanks to 3rd partys not supporting it apart from shovelware and crappy ports.. Dont get me wrong it had a few good 3rd party exclusives but not many..
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deafdani  +   355d ago

It's true, the Wii was the king of shovelware indeed. That didn't stop it from amassing a lot of great games as well, and if you only play TWO games on the Wii, then you, in fact, missed out on a lot like I said. There's a ton of awesome first party games for the Wii, and even a respectable amount of good third party games.

Zelda Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Metroid Other M, Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, Red Steel 2, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaro's Treasure, Sin & Punishment: Star Sucessor, Excitetruck, Excitebots, De Blob, A Boy and his Blob, No More Heroes 1 & 2, MadWorld, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Mario Kart Wii, all of the Bit.Trip games on Wiiware, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario Strikers Charged, Super Smash Bros Brawl, House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Space: Extraction, Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Punch-Out!!, Kirby's Return to Dreamland... all of these games were well received critically, and a few of them are among the very best games of last generation. Hell, there are probably more, these are just off the top of my head.
stragomccloud  +   355d ago
You've missed out on some real gems then.
trenso1  +   355d ago
.......not even Brawl? I know it didn't feel as good as Melee game-play wise but not even Brawl?
thezeldadoth  +   356d ago
The former naughty dog guy that worked on crash bandicoot, jak and daxter, and uncharted is heading this game.
KonsoruMasuta  +   356d ago
Really? If that's true, I have a little more faith in this game.
thezeldadoth  +   356d ago
it is true, he actually is CEO of the company making it
Dravidian  +   356d ago
Guess It's time to change pants again...
Septic  +   355d ago
Emme  +   355d ago
Yeah, and the former designer of Deus Ex and Thief made Mickey Epic. And the former Blizzard guy made this not so successfull demon killer MMO. That former Doom guy made Daikatana. Means nothing.
carreirabr  +   355d ago
After working on Drake's Fortune, he's doing a Sonic Game???? God works in misterious ways, indeed.
linkenski  +   350d ago
Most likely he quit when he realised ND's new focus was cinematic stuff, and his use as an art designer who used to make fantasy-like characters became redundant. Naturally he'd like to have an opportunity to make something like Jak & Daxter again, and after all Sonic is one of the only big platformer mascots left in an industry full of samey TPS and FPS shooters nowadays.
KrisButtar  +   356d ago
Seem like Knuckles has hulked out a bit since I seen him last
Yep  +   356d ago
Looks a bit like Crash Bandicoot. Unsurprisingly so too considering the development team's history.
weekev15  +   356d ago
Aces, might be worth changing the title, the article states that it's not running the latest version of cryengine...

I still think it looks interesting but will wait and see rather than throwing my money at it. Was a bit disappointed with the gameplay in lost world.
SirDjss  +   356d ago
If this game supports ONLINE co-op its an instant buy for me ;)
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   356d ago
I doubt it will, but it'll still be an instant buy for me.
Did any of the other Sonic games even have online co-op?
ZainreFang  +   355d ago
This game is unlike any of the other Sonic games, anything could happen.
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eaise  +   355d ago
I read an article that said there was no online Coop and since all the other facts in that article were supported by many other articles I'm almost certain it is true. But even with only local Coop this game will be awesome!
BoneBone  +   356d ago
Sonic / made by ex Jak & Daxter Naughty Dog team / 1080p / latest full-fat version of CryEngine3.

What'd ya mean you ain't got a Wii U? </weird-look>
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Neonridr  +   355d ago
actually it says it's not using the latest version of CryEngine. Don't know specifically what version they are using. But regardless, the game still looks good.
Phil32  +   356d ago
Cautiously interested...
brewin  +   356d ago
wow the graphics look crazy good on this! wii u in full effect here. 1080p and the latest version of cryengine 3?! hope this sells good so more devs will use these tools for wii u games. Fanboys r gonna say this looks like crap, but if it was on ps4/x1 theyd be saying how great the old naughty dog guys will make it. hope this turns out as good as it look like it will.
Sevir  +   355d ago
Not quite the latest version of CryEngine 3, but the game does look nice, and ex-NaughtyDog Dev team and Sanzuru is working on it, which puts this game in the must have given their pedigree with platformers... This is a boon for Sonic...
erathaol  +   356d ago
Great Googly Moogly! Their using the CryEngine?

I need a minute. Like something that I never expected to happen, is happening. In a way that my mind is short circuiting.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   356d ago
I still remember the days when people were saying the Wii U wouldn't be able to handle the engine.

A lot of crows lost their lives to force-feed the naysayers the day those rumors were debunked...
GotHDGame  +   356d ago
Uh, yeah and the days when it was just on par with last gen PS360. That one has been laid to rest too, but the sad thing is people were straight up screaming that it was not next gen.

I Like my Wii U, and it is a great system. PS4 is going to be a great system, but mine still sits not played it in a week. Sigh. Good thing Nintendo/PS3 has kept me busy, although I have to say there were about 2 months I did not play Wii U much at all. Of coarse that was months ago.
FlyingFoxy  +   356d ago
CryEngine 3 on WiiU? now that is surprising, though this game will definitely be locked at 30fps.. Sure of it. Even the powerful r9 290 graphics card on PC has dips to 30fps @ 1080p on Crysis 3. To be honest i don't like the engine for those reasons, i think UE4 and Source 2 will run much better on good hardware.

But still a bit surprised this is on WiiU if it can run at a steady fps.
Sevir  +   355d ago
It's not the latest CryEngine 3, but it is very much retooled to work on the WiiU, since CryEngine 3 in a previous iteration powered xbox360 and PS3 Crysis 2. So it's pretty capable of running the engine, but not quite like XBO or PS4
D2K  +   353d ago
This game was in-development (at least 2 years) long before the latest iteration of CryEngine was deployed so it wouldn't make much since to say that it would use the 'latest' CryEngine.

That's no different that the fact that Unreal Engine 4 games won't start showing up until LATE this year at the earliest, mid next year probable.
AWBrawler  +   356d ago
Awwww yeah. I love the old Naughty dog games, so thats a plus for me.
Gamesgbkiller  +   356d ago
I thought for a second that Senzaru games is the one behind this game.
animegamingnerd  +   356d ago
they are making the 3DS version of the game
Gamesgbkiller  +   355d ago
So they are not only porting it ?!
Sincere0121  +   356d ago
Where are all the usual trolls tryin to hate on a Wii u game? Lol

anyway game looks amazing, was disappointed with sonic lost world, but this is my kinda game.
bmx_bandit  +   355d ago
eaise  +   356d ago
The more I hear about this game the more interested I become. I do wonder how the coop will work on the Wii U version. I know they've said it will be 2 player campaign and four players in other modes, whatever those will be, but I wonder if it will be local only or online or what they will do to make coop work well. If it's local coop I think having one player on the gamepad and the other on the TV might be used. It's either that or make it split screen like Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 Coop mode. That way each player can wander in their own direction. Because in the trailer it looks like each character has paths that only they can take. So players will be forced to split up and go different routes. Anyone else have ideas of cool ways that coop could be done?
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OmegaShen  +   356d ago
Show looks good, but the game seems like Sonic Heros. So I'm not sold on the game, but lets see more gameplay.
dcj0524  +   356d ago
Loved the crap out of sonic heroes. Liked it more than sa2.
GotHDGame  +   356d ago
WOW! I did not see that one coming. This game LOOKS AMAZING. Man people who do not own a Wii U are missing out on some great games. WII U/PS4 baby!
darkstar18  +   356d ago
1080p and running the latest cryengin? Hmm thats impressive ;)
weekev15  +   356d ago
Article goes on to state it's not the latest version of cryengine. Still think it looks pretty good though, might be worth changing the title though.
Yep  +   356d ago
Reported my own submission. ;)
GotHDGame  +   356d ago
Wii U can run the latest version of Cyengine though. Here you go.
bennj  +   356d ago
"runs in 1080p (according to the trailer)"

It's not 1080p... just 720p and upscaled for promotionnal video that's all.
GotHDGame  +   356d ago
How do you get its 720p when it says "The game is developed using CryEngine(not the latest one), runs in 1080p (according to the trailer). I mean I get what your saying, but I did not see that it only runs at 720p anywhere. So where do you get that information?
bennj  +   354d ago
There is no 3D game on Wii U in 1080p... Even Donkey Kong Contry TF run in 720p.
Neonridr  +   355d ago
we still don't know if that means it's running 720p natively and upconverted or running 1080p natively. The trailer is 1080p but that still doesn't give us enough to make a conclusion either way.
GotHDGame  +   356d ago
WOW! I did not see that one coming. This game LOOKS AMAZING. Man people who do not own a Wii U are missing out on some great games. WII U/PS4 baby!
WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
Same combo here. There's no way I'd miss out on Nintendo or Sony exclusives.
WeAreLegion  +   355d ago
Looks good! Nice use of Skrillex's Bangarang, too.
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TRD4L1fe  +   355d ago
Why did they make knuckles look like a beefed up meat head???
Ol_G  +   355d ago
Because western developers
SilentNegotiator  +   355d ago
Cryengine? For a cartoonier game series like Sonic? Seems like a poor use of the ol' budget.
SilentNegotiator  +   355d ago
A million dollars out of what is probably less than a $25 million dollar budget. Maybe they should have had a Superbowl commercial, too. /s
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zero_gamer  +   355d ago
The art style of the environments give off a Ratchet & Clank vibe.
MegaRay  +   355d ago
It gives me all4one feeling, which i hope this game is nothing like that game tho
SpideySpeakz  +   355d ago
I can feel the Nerdgasm flowing through me. :0
DC777  +   355d ago
Pretty cool surprise
Thatlalala  +   355d ago
Are these guys MMA fighters? Tape on everything! Shoes, ankles, legs, hands.
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Omar91  +   355d ago
Knuckles on that steriods
-Gespenst-  +   355d ago
Dubstep, sports tape, swollen Knuckles, hipster Sonic, CryEngine 3...

No thanks.
Father__Merrin  +   355d ago
Wiiu fans out in force pumping their chests out in delight that a Wiiu game has been announced, I've always loved sonic I hope the game turns out well
linkenski  +   355d ago
Apparently 3rd party devs like using Cry-Engine 3 on Wii U. Precursor Games' lost Kickstarter game did that as well and it looked gorgeous.

So far, Boom looks gorgeous when it comes to lighting but the polygonal and texture stuff is pretty outdated.
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