Back at E3, a Nintendo representative revealed to Wii U Daily that Nintedo’s first party launch titles would run in 720p. That includes Pikmin 3 and New Super Mairo Bros U. Now another Nintendo representative at the Wii U experience event in Chicago told attendees that third party titles Assassin’s Creed 3 and Batman Arkham Asylum would run in 1080p on the Wii U.
We’re wouldn’t be surprised if this rumor turned out to be true. Game developers have had a long time to refine their game engines on the current generation systems, and they should be able to easily scale to 1080p on the Wii U due to more powerful hardware. We have previously seen Batman Arkham City Wii U vs PS3 comparison screenshots that show the Wii U version featuring higher resolution textures and better visual quality. Upping the resolution to 1080p seems like the obvious thing to do.
Nintendo disappointed some gamers in its choice to only support 720p at launch with first party titles, but the company said that it finds 720p to be “sufficient” for the kind of games they’re making. Nintendo believes that a steady frame rate of 60 fps running at 720p is better than 30 fps at 1080p. Most games that run at 1080p natively on other consoles are limited to 30fps. Both New Super Mario Bros U and Pikmin 3 run at 60 fps.
Via My Nintendo News