by David Sanchez on August 27, 2012 @ 9:51 am
We still have no idea what the Wii U is capable of delivering as far as graphical power is concerned. The console’s specs have led to much speculation among gamers, and really the only folks who know what the console can do are the developers working on games for it. According to Sumo Digital, the studio working on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the Wii U is every bit as powerful as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, Sumo’s Steve Lycett explained that it was surprising just how impressive the Wii U’s specs actually are. “When we first got our hands on the kit, the first surprise was the capability of the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit),” he said. “We’d been worried that we might need to re-engineer all the effects and shaders in the game, but they worked just fine.”
Lycett went on to say that graphics on the Wii U looked just as good as those of its current-gen competitors, and that its bigger memory is certainly a welcome feature. “The Wii U looks as good as any of the HD platforms. The Wii U has way more memory, so we can take advantage of that with less compression on elements and textures, so it will look all lovely and shiny.”
Well, that’s certainly great news. We all like lovely and shiny, right?
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