Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

June 20, 2012 -

You may think the Wii U isn't all that powerful, but Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli claims that it is just as powerful as the Xbox 360. Speaking to CVG, Yerli said that a "respected" but unnamed developer is working on a CryEngine 3-powered Wii U title, and it runs as smooth as silk.

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

Yerli went on to say that, despite his company not currently making any games of its own for the platform, his opinion of it is "very high" and that the company's engine runs beautifully on the Wii U.

"My opinion of the Wii U is very high. It's just that we didn't have a business case unfortunately that justifies us making a game for it." he said. "It doesn't mean that CryEngine 3 doesn't run on Wii U - it actually runs beautifully. 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."

While it may be able to match horsepower with current generation systems, it will be more interesting to see how the Wii U compares to next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

Source: Develop

 


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Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

I guess just like how the Wii wasn't that much more powerful than the Gamecube, Nintendo's next generation system will be equivalent to what will be last-gen by the time the next Microsoft and Sony consoles are released. The problem with that is anything ported to the system will look grossly inferior to the other versions. At least graphics aren't everything and it will still be really cool to see the world's first HD Mario, Kirby, and hopefully Metroid games.

I still find the Wii U to be an enlarged DS essentially.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Did you guys miss the fact that he said AT LEAST AS POWERFUL as the 360?  It makes sense that would be what they're measuring it by because pretty much all of the games coming now are being made for 360 then ported to PS3/PC it makes sense.  And since he says it runs silky smooth on the WiiU, then that would imply that it's MORE POWERFUL.  You guys are fucking terrible, and just see what you want.  But I bet you'll just ignore this comment, or if you reply you'll just gloss over it being more powerful and spout some bullshit.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

What are you freaking out about? No one is saying that it will be less powerful than the 360. What is being talked about is whether being more powerful than 6 year old console is such big news. 

Is it great that the Wii U is at least as powerful as the 360? Yes. Is it surprising? not in the least.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Wow!  You mean a new console, coming out this fall, is just as powerful as technology that debuted seven years earlier?

My mind, it is blown!

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Actually, given industry trends of 'more more MORE!' over the last few cycles, if it is only as powerful as the existing 360 then that would be news.

Now, the story of 'we are going to make something bigger and bader then before' would be 'oh, you mean the sky is still blue and water is still wet?  ho hum'.

To be honest, I think the industry trend of trying to make ever more powerful consoles might not be the best thing for the industry since it can be connected to the ever increasing game budgets and higher game prices for what could be considered smaller and smaller improvements.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Did you miss the fact that he said AT LEAST AS POWERFUL as the 360?  It makes sense that would be what they're measuring it by because pretty much all of the games coming now are being made for 360 then ported to PS3/PC it makes sense.  And since he says it runs silky smooth on the WiiU, then that would imply that it's MORE POWERFUL.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Did you miss the fact that I parroted the man's claim that Wii U would be "just as powerful" as the 360?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

it isn't a first. the PS2 came out a year after the Dreamcast and for DOA2, the graphics quality had to be reduced for the PS2.

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Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

You lost me.  What does that have to do with my comment?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

when the PS2 was new, it was less powerful than something released a year earlier

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

That's debatable.  I'd say the PS2 and Dreamcast were on par with each other.  But again, what does that have to do with the Wii U being on par with seven-year-old tech?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Yeah, I barely see how it's news. Nintendo hasn't exactly been too on about makiong their con soles power houses.

Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

So the SNES, N64 and GameCube didn't exist?

All were among the most powerful - if not the most powerful outright - of their respective generations.  As a matter of fact, the Wii was the first and only Nintendo home console to be outright underpowered.

As for comparing it to PS4/720, Sony can't afford a console that's significantly more powerful than WiiU.  MS will do whatever they want, but if they go crazy, the only way they'll be able to sell it at a decent price is to lock you into an XBL sub for two years.  However, even if both of them go crazy and put in eight-core CPU's and use Radeon 7990 GPU's, there's nothing they can do that the WiiU can't graphically - they'll be able to do it faster, smoother and in higher resolutions, but they'll still all be able to get the exact same games.

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Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

JTF

Ya but the 16/32 bit eras were under a different rule set than today. Today you can't be too different from competitors if you want the same games on your system, while the next gen systems albeit for the WII will have more power they wont be that much different than the PS360. Hell MS is the only one that could make a super powerful next gen console and I doubt they would there is no need..


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Re: Crytek Boss: Wii U as Powerful as Xbox 360

Nintendo hasn't really cared about being a graphical powerhouse, more about the content of the games on the console, though, they do need to make that seal of Quality mean something again.

at least wit hte Wii U Nintendo is finally putting on an HD capable machine.

 
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