Wii U is as powerful as current gen hardware
The Nintendo Wii U is as powerful as the current generation consoles, according to Darksiders 2 developer Vigil Games. It’s been previously rumored that the Wii U would be more powerful than the current generation consoles, according to leaked Wii U specs. But if you ask Darksiders 2 director Marvin Donald, the Wii U version of the game will be “pretty much the same” as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. Donald also said:
“So far the hardware’s been on par with what we have with the current generations. Based on what I understand, the resolution and textures and polycounts 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.”
Donald praised the new Wii U controller, saying that it’s “been great to work with”. We’ve heard before that Wii U hardware is around 50% more powerful than current gen consoles, according to industry insiders with access to the console.
Another point that Donald made in the interview, is that Nintendo still hasn’t revealed a release date for the Wii U, which would help developers with a deadline if they wish to join the launch lineup of games. Despite this, Darksiders 2 is still targeted to be a launch title for the new Nintendo console.