Developers brand Nintendo Wii U as 'on par' with PS3 and 360

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Nintendo's next-generation console, the eagerly awaited Wii U, has been branded as being simply 'on par' with the aging PS3 and Xbox 360

 

Ahead of the eagerly awaited Nintendo Wii U release, developers have revealed Nintendo’s next-generation console is only just getting the company on par with the current generation of consoles.

Bringing Ninty into line with the likes of the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3, a console which launched more than five years ago, the Nintendo Wii U was officially unveiled at E3 2011 with this year’s Los Angeles based expo to see the Nintendo Wii U release date officially announced.

Despite the excitement surrounding Nintendo’s Wii follow-on developer Vigil Games, which is preparing Darksiders 2 as a Wii U launch title, has quelled the fanfare around the console release with game director Marvin Donald claiming the Wii U is only on par with the current console generation, meaning that the game will look pretty much the same on the Wii U as on the PS3 or 360.
 
"So far the hardware's been on par with what we have with the current generation,” Donald said. “Based on what I understand, the resolution, textures, polygon counts and all that stuff, we're not going to being doing anything to up-rez the game, but we'll take advantage of the controller for sure.”

He added: "We got the game running on their hardware pretty quickly and the controller's been great to work with. Now it's just down to deciding what we really want to do to make it a unique experience on the Wii U, taking advantage of the extra screen and the touch capability and all that. So we'll have a few new features for sure, but I think visually, for the most part, it'll be pretty much the same.”

The Wii U is speculated to blow people away at this year’s E3, but what do you think? Let us know via the T3 Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Via:CVG
 

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