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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:36am 21/06/12 | 28 Comments
Speaking with CVG UK, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli gave Nintendo his nod of approval, singing praises for their forthcoming Wii U and revealed that their touted CryEngine 3 could not only run on it, but had recently been licensed for an upcoming Wii U title yet to be announced.

"[CryEngine 3] actually runs beautifully," Yerli told the site. "In fact, there actually is a game in development from a respected developer that we will be announcing. I've seen the game running and it looks really great.

"From my perspective I do not understand the public's concerns that the Wii U is weaker than PS3 and 360," he continued. "From my perspective the Wii U is minimum as powerful as Xbox 360."

Any suggestions as to what this new game, and who this "respected" developer, is? Drop us a line in the Comments below.



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Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:44am 21/6/12
Hmm, not sure if I was to buy another console if I would get something of current generation power when next-gen powered consoles are coming out.

I would fear it would end up similar to the Wii. Covered in Dust and barely used.
Eorl
Posted 11:15am 21/6/12
Hmm, not sure if I was to buy another console if I would get something of current generation power when next-gen powered consoles are coming out.

I would fear it would end up similar to the Wii. Covered in Dust and barely used.

He states that it is at minimum as powerful as a Xbox 360, so who knows what its maximum is. Hopefully more info will come out soon, including actual specifications instead of just "it has a CPU".
FraktuRe
Posted 11:19am 21/6/12
wow, it manages to be as powerful as 8 year old tech!
dais
Posted 11:23am 21/6/12
Here's hoping it is nice and cheap.

But I won't be buying one until there are some decent exclusive games.
greazy
Posted 11:55am 21/6/12
Hasn't certain hardware (like CPU) reached a plateau in recent years but certain changes (dual cores?) have made things faster? In other words could CPU speeds be the same in WIIU as 360 but certain newer technology means they are more powerful?
Khel
Posted 12:00pm 21/6/12
I thought at first glance this thread said "Wii U as powerful as Crytek Boss", which would have been awesome.
Trauma
Posted 12:09pm 21/6/12
lol is that all, what a dog.
paveway
Posted 12:13pm 21/6/12
mario cart doesn't need a big system to run it
TiT
Posted 12:29pm 21/6/12
Nintendo has its own market which means it doesn't need the power like the other systems. if its got the playability then it will win!
dais
Posted 12:30pm 21/6/12
Powerul
Stalfax
Posted 01:00pm 21/6/12
I dream of a return to the glory days: ocarina of time, banjo kazooie, lylat wars, goldeneye, perfect dark. It's not just nostalgia, those games were definitely superior in many ways
paveway
Posted 01:05pm 21/6/12
why don't you go and play them then?

i'm not seeing what that has to do with a new nintendo system?

why do nintendo fans not like new games or something?
DM
Posted 01:06pm 21/6/12
This needs to be real. Now. People would s*** themselves and buy a Super Wii I guarantee it.
Zakson
Posted 01:15pm 21/6/12
Typo in subject as dais very subtly pointed out -- "powerful" in place of "powerul".
Darkhawk
Posted 01:48pm 21/6/12
The Wii U has been confirmed as native 1080p while the 360 and PS3 are only 720p native. Also with their propriety HD discs Wii U games will get the benefits of high resolution textures and lossless sound.

Also consoles are optimised for gaming, remember how powerful PCs needed to be just to be able to emulate SNES games? Here are the Wii U specs according to IGN.com, they may not be very exciting to a PC user but keep in mind my previous sentence:

http://au.ign.com/wikis/wii-u/Wii_U_Tech_Specs
greazy
Posted 01:55pm 21/6/12
why don't you go and play them then?

i'm not seeing what that has to do with a new nintendo system?

why do nintendo fans not like new games or something?

Badly articulated by Stalfax but I think he means he wants a return to the golden days of a Nintendo console having a (relatively) large variety of awesome original games that were innovative and fun. Or maybe he just wants better graphics.

I want Rare to go back to its old school ways. Checkout this list and see how many of those games were from rare:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player%27s_Choice#Nintendo_64

Darkhawk: Not very powerful: http://zsnes-docs.sourceforge.net/html/readme.htm 266MHz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS One 67.028 MHz ARM946E-S[2] and one 33.514 MHz ARM7TDMI
Darkhawk
Posted 01:59pm 21/6/12
Greazy: The SNES's clock speed was only 3.4 MHz, that's the point I was making.
Dan
Posted 02:25pm 21/6/12
Greazy: The SNES's clock speed was only 3.4 MHz, that's the point I was making.
Your point is silly, unoptimised emulation like the original SNES emulators has a huge amount of overhead compared to software running natively. I get what you mean, but that particular example really isn't relevant to the point you're trying to make.
greazy
Posted 02:32pm 21/6/12
Three point six actually and you are wrong good sir.

(I see your point, it's all relative which is why when the specs come out they need to be compared to current gen consoles)
Mantorok
Posted 06:12pm 21/6/12
Also consoles are optimised for gaming, remember how powerful PCs needed to be just to be able to emulate SNES games?
You should read this: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/08/accuracy-takes-power-one-mans-3ghz-quest-to-build-a-perfect-snes-emulator/
Spook
Posted 06:47pm 21/6/12
Hmm, not sure if I was to buy another console if I would get something of current generation power when next-gen powered consoles are coming out.

I would fear it would end up similar to the Wii. Covered in Dust and barely used.


luckily i am able to have fun playing well designed and fun games, so my wii is used daily

i do understand your argument though, that its impossible to have fun unless its 11ty million polygons in action.

oh wait, no i dont because its totes ridic
Reverend Evil
Posted 07:16pm 21/6/12
Predictions for games on release...

Zelda 7
Mario Galaxy 3
Pilot Wings 3
Metroid 4
Wii U Sports 2
Beach Sports Games 3
Just Dance 4
Golden Eye Wii U 2
Sonic All Stars Racing 2
Darkhawk
Posted 07:13pm 21/6/12
Thanks Mantorok, that's a good read and goes some way to disproving my point above.

Greazy: My memory has failed me, thanks for clearing it up. Also comparing new consoles to current gen hardware, good call.
Mantorok
Posted 07:40pm 21/6/12
Zelda 7

Metroid 4
Both of these have existed for about a decade.
Reverend Evil
Posted 07:42pm 21/6/12
Interesting. Show me the covers of Zelda 7 and Metroid 4. I must have missed them.

8-/
Mantorok
Posted 07:50pm 21/6/12
Interesting. Show me the covers of Zelda 7 and Metroid 4. I must have missed them.

8-/
Metroid Fusion is Metroid 4 (it even says so in the opening), and the seventh Zelda is Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons.
Reverend Evil
Posted 07:51pm 21/6/12
I apologize. I'm being a dumb-ass. Sorry mate.

8-)
DM
Posted 08:05pm 21/6/12
I want a direct sequel to Link to the Past, in the same top down style. Or a Majora's Mask like in the video I posted.
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