Vigil – Wii U Hardware on Par With Current-Gen

Vigil's Marvin Donald claims the Wii U is on par with current gen systems...

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Shok2125d 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.

KeiserSosay47882125d 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.

Abash2125d 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.

ChickeyCantor2125d 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.

swice2125d ago

hmmm....this seems kinda shady. I don't like the way this guy talks.

Shok2125d 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.

TheGrimReaper2125d ago (Edited 2125d 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

PopRocks3592125d 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: "

shackdaddy2125d ago

That's my quote and it's right below you :)

Menashe2125d 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.

Menashe2125d 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.

legend9112124d ago

The problem is that the games should be upscaled since the Wii U is much more capable. Goodness.

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Titanz2125d ago (Edited 2125d ago )

Whatever, nvm what I said before.

Dark112125d 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

yabhero2125d 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...

PopRocks3592124d ago


How you get a disagree and the troll above you gets four agrees is beyond me.

KING852125d 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?

Shok2125d ago

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.

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