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Submitted by sknygy 1419d ago | news

Vigil – Wii U Hardware on Par With Current-Gen

Vigil's Marvin Donald claims the Wii U is on par with current gen systems... (Darksiders 2, Wii U)

Shok  +   1419d ago
"You know, so far the hardware’s been on par with what we have with the current generation’s. Based on what I understand, the, you know, the resolution and textures and polycounts and all that stuff, we’re not going to being doing anything to uprez the game, but we’ll take advantage of the controller for sure."

Doesn't seem like he knows what he's talking about. He's a game director but not somebody who is working with the graphics and dev kits. Or maybe he was just saying that the game will be graphically on-par with the PS3/360 version. This is going to cause a lot of controversy.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1419d ago
Statements like that sort of make me wonder if, overall, there is some sort of secret agreement to keep multi-platform games in parity this gen.
Abash  +   1419d ago
Honestly, this is a bad sign. He has seen the Wii U version compared to the PS3/360 versions so I think he'd be saying it looked noticeably better if it did.
ChickeyCantor  +   1419d ago

Difference is though that they aren't polishing the visuals up for the Wii-u. They are just leaving it as is. This doesn't mean the Wii-U can't do better.
swice  +   1419d ago
hmmm....this seems kinda shady. I don't like the way this guy talks.
Shok  +   1419d ago
It's weird how he says "we’re not going to being doing anything to uprez the game." How are you going to UPREZ a game that's supposedly running on CURRENT-GEN hardware? That doesn't make any sense lol.

Like I said, I don't think this guy knows what he's talking about. He doesn't work with the hardware or anything like that.
TheGrimReaper  +   1419d ago
Why does it sound weird? If Wii-U would be that much better than 360/PS3 it would make sense to "uprez" (ok this is a weird word xD). IMO he means that it will run 720p on every console.
I've been pesimistic about the Wii-U hardware but thought multiplatform games would run @1080p on it.
Optimistic would have been 1080p, 2x/4x MSAA, high res textures...
Maybe he is talking about early devkits as stated in the article.

Just read your comments from THQ etc.
If they are real, this guy is talking nonsense xD
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PopRocks359  +   1419d ago
This quote might have been fabricated. Here's a comment I found on MyNintendoNews.

"Lol. Ok. I’ll play along.

1. This is a re-worded quote from July. The editor just took articles from a bunch of different interviews, re-wrote them.
2. He really said it’s “minimum on par”

It should be really obvious this is a fake since for one, it sounds like it’s a fratboy talking, and it has this quote:

“The last version of the controller we had was literally a giant Game Boy,”

Which is an exact copy/paste from this interview written on July 19: "
shackdaddy  +   1419d ago
That's my quote and it's right below you :)
Menashe  +   1419d ago
I'll check with the news editor and if you're right then we'll delete it. It seems he took it from the neogaf forum. I'm going to watch the video of the interview and see when it was from.
Menashe  +   1419d ago
OK, I checked into the source. It actually comes from a video interview that took place at the Amsterdam hands-on event for Darksider 2 this past week. You can watch the video yourself and see that the quote is not fabricated.
legend911  +   1418d ago
The problem is that the games should be upscaled since the Wii U is much more capable. Goodness.
Titanz  +   1419d ago
I expected better from The Nintendo enthusiast site
Whatever, nvm what I said before.
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Dark11  +   1419d ago
of course it is .. what do you expect? it is from Nintendo LOL

can't wait for the REAL next gen from Sony/MS
yabhero  +   1419d ago
WiiU is REAL next gen and supposedly on par with MS next system according to IGN.

"The current round of dev kits are expected to be stronger and include newer features than the current-gen. So, take the words of Marvin Donald with a grain of salt. He obviously is referring to an older revision of dev kits."
Troll somewhere else...
PopRocks359  +   1418d ago

How you get a disagree and the troll above you gets four agrees is beyond me.
KING85  +   1419d ago
There's really no clear evidence to point to, bu indo believe there is an assertive effort to make all multiplatform games perform similarly on each respective platform. The only one which I can say is usually head and shoulders above the rest is the PC, and really only occurs when it's optimized for said platform.
I gather many developers wouldn't want to cause anarchy amongst console fans so they create a "balanced approach" to development. I always thought it would be best to utilize each platforms strengths, however that might prove to be costly for development. Who knows really?
Shok  +   1419d ago | Helpful
I wouldn't worry too much about this guys:

THQ: "WiiU is just alot more powerful than current HD consoles it does 1080p very easy."

Crytek: "WiiU devkits are very powerful,the specs are very good"

Vigil Games: "We had the game at the same level as high end pc version in a matter of days and a few lines of code got the game up and running on tablet in 5 mins."

Epic: "It will do things current HD consoles simply cant do its going to be a powerful box."

And those were quotes from E3 2011. The Wii U has gone through around 5 hardware revisions so it's only gotten better since then.
Ness-Psi  +   1419d ago
it sounded as if the guy was going round the houses with all the umming and ah-ing he was doing. i think he means that the game will be on par graphically. in the first year of its life it will be like other consoles only first party games showing what the system is capable of.

but to be honest there isnt going to be a huge gap in quaility.
jay2  +   1419d ago
OMG you know, you know for know, if this guy hasn't got a speach peach problem them wow! and they should get the latest dev kit asap Also if it is only on par with current consoles then hahahaha
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--Onilink--  +   1419d ago
well considering what other developers have said, its definetely not on par, maybe just a little more powerful, maybe a lot, we still dont know, but we have heard other developers say the WiiU could do 1080p with no problem, that alone means its not on par.

If i had to guess, this is just a comment about the game itself taken out of context (yeah i know...that never happens) just to get hits...

Ill just wait for E3 and see how powerful it is
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Ck1x  +   1419d ago
Well its no wonder that they aren't going to spend extra time to spoof up the wiiu version. This game is being published by Thq and they're in financial trouble right now! So you really can't see them being the company to go out and take a risk at the launch of a brand new system
shackdaddy  +   1419d ago
Lol. Ok. I'll play along.

1. This is a re-worded quote from July. The editor just took articles from a bunch of different interviews, re-wrote them.
2. He really said it's "minimum on par"

It should be really obvious this is a fake since for one, it sounds like it's a fratboy talking, and it has this quote:

"The last version of the controller we had was literally a giant Game Boy,"

Which is an exact copy/paste from this interview written on July 19:
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Ness-Psi  +   1419d ago
yeah it is badly written. they just put in lots of "you know" all thru out it seems very amateurish. it does reek of fake, and this site has been putting out a lot of so-called insider knowledge recently.
juegosmajicos  +   1418d ago
Interestingly enough, whenever we've gotten "insider" stuff, it's been at around the same time the same rumors pop up in neogaf or some european website (this includes stuff that we have not been allowed to report).

My guess is that "the powers that be" make a conscious decision to feed "leaks" to multiple sources, presumably to maintain interest in the WiiU even as no official info is released.

For the record, our source has stated that he/she rarely ventures into neogaf, and that he/she is not the same person that posts the "leaks" there. Personally, whenever I hear a new rumor seemingly appear in more than one site from sources independent to each other, I think such a rumor becomes much more credible. As an ign board user and a reader in general, I've learned to wait until the same rumor appears in different sites before voicing my opinion, good or bad.

You know, instead of jumping straight into the comment section to call out the "FAKE" warcry.
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juegosmajicos  +   1418d ago
It actually comes from this interview:

At around the 2:00 mark.

Quote is transcribed verbatim from what he actually said ("um" and "you know" included).
Ness-Psi  +   1418d ago
you could have tidied it up a bit. it was just the way it was worded that made it seem off to me.
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DaPrintz  +   1419d ago
Maybe this is all that Nintendo wants the WiiU to be able to do. Keeping the system cheaper then 720 and PS4 mite be a good reason why this machine may not be leaps and bounds ahead of current gen tech. I do know this though, I will not be buying a new Nintendo to play Darksiders 2 when I have a functional PS3/360. Btw, upscaling a game from 720p to 1080p on new hardware doesn't seem like it should be praiseworthy. Shouldn't that be an expectation?
yabhero  +   1419d ago
let me more this shackdaddy...

"1. This is a re-worded quote from July. The editor just took articles from a bunch of different interviews, re-wrote them.
2. He really said it's 'MINIMUM on par' "
Baka-akaB  +   1419d ago
Even if it somehow ended being true , i doubt it's that much cause to worry , isnt it supposed to be a launch title ?

You can afford those to not be the best looking for any machine
josephayal  +   1419d ago
I dont care for $199.99 is a great deal
StraightedgeSES  +   1419d ago
Funny because i remember vigil games said the Wii U version of Darksiders 2 is like the PC version. Nice try N4G
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Menashe  +   1418d ago
People, what's wrong with you? The quote is not fabricated. It comes directly from this video interview which took place this week in Amsterdam at the Darksiders 2 hands-on event. You can watch it yourself.
PopRocks359  +   1418d ago
I suppose what's "wrong" with the lot of us is that the quote does not seem to hold much water given that it contradicts, not only itself from previous statements, but various other developers who suggest that the Wii U is significantly more powerful.

It's hard to take this in as a credible/legitimate quote when it just seems so... not.
arbitor365  +   1410d ago
It is no surprise. the compliments that the Wii U has gotten have been rather ambiguous. People have called it a "powerful console" but that doesnt mean it will still be powerful be next gen standards (no one can honestly believe it will stand up to the next playstaion or xbox). The wii was more powerful than the PS2 and original xbox, but I think we all know how that turned out. powerful does not equal "next gen."

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