Sonic Racing developer praises Wii U graphics and memory
Last week Eurogamer reported (or rather, deliberately mislead) on Wii U’s graphical capabilities. It said that Wii U graphics were “on par” with PlayStation 3, however, it turned out that Sonic Racing developer Sumo Digital was talking about graphics in the game, and not for the system. Now it turns out that even that wasn’t actually true — according to Sumo, the Wii U version of the game will actually look better in some areas.
Sumo Digital opened up about the Wii U graphics situation, telling Official Nintendo Magazine that they were “surprised” by the Wii U technology, and that the console has “much more memory” than the PS3 and Xbox 360. Steve Lycett of Sumo said:
“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”
Technically, this means that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will look better on the Wii U, at least when it comes to texture resolution. The rumored Wii U specs indicate that the console has 1.5 GB of main system memory, which is about 3 times more than the PS3 and Xbox 360. For more on the latest Sonic game, check out the awesome gameplay trailer. The game will be a Wii U launch title later this year.