EA on Wii U: Not a next-gen console

#161Jason_HudsonPosted 2/1/2013 2:40:40 PM
Considering it's barely more powerful than the PS3 (which was up to date in 2006), the Wii U is current gen.

Next gen is here already on the PCs, especially if the PS4/720 specificiations are anything to go by.

However, what should be said is that the next gen console games will really not be much of a change to the current ones in terms of visuals. Things will look smoother, there'll be post processing (hopefully). It'll all be about the 60fps (delivering a smooth gaming experience), support for 4k resolutions, more players together online in games (BF3 has 64 player servers as an example on PCs and 24 on consoles).

But can the Wii U do all of that? It cannot, therefore it is current gen. EA is right.
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#162excitebike64Posted 2/1/2013 3:30:34 PM
EA just making the investors happy. What they say means less than what they'll actually do.
#163Rone8822Posted 2/1/2013 3:35:29 PM
The great thing about EA is they have never made any mistakes or done anything to hurt their brand.
#164king_maddenPosted 2/1/2013 5:14:16 PM
excitebike64 posted...
EA just making the investors happy. What they say means less than what they'll actually do.



what investors? if you go out and say "gen 4. hasnt arrived". what investors are you impressing?

did ANYONE here actually read what they said?

True or False, when the 720/ps4 come out, will they be able to make more powerful games that what the wii u can do? even if its just slightly more powerful.
#165KattrandPosted 2/1/2013 6:44:45 PM
Of course it's not a next gen console... It's 8th gen or the "current Gen" and not the 9th gen!
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#166realskillz1990Posted 2/1/2013 7:31:04 PM
wii u isn't a next gen console it has similar specs to the ps3 its the equivalent of having a 2007 model tv and when you finally upgrade to the newest 2013 model tv it looks exactly the same/worse as the 07 model.
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#167DrRMPosted 2/2/2013 7:51:28 AM
Kattrand posted...
Of course it's not a next gen console... It's 8th gen or the "current Gen" and not the 9th gen!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvyHDgiJzyQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=121s


GET OUT OF GFAQ AS FAST AS YOU CAN
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#168P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 2/2/2013 9:57:05 AM
Jason_Hudson posted...
Considering it's barely more powerful than the PS3 (which was up to date in 2006), the Wii U is current gen.

Next gen is here already on the PCs, especially if the PS4/720 specificiations are anything to go by.

However, what should be said is that the next gen console games will really not be much of a change to the current ones in terms of visuals. Things will look smoother, there'll be post processing (hopefully). It'll all be about the 60fps (delivering a smooth gaming experience), support for 4k resolutions, more players together online in games (BF3 has 64 player servers as an example on PCs and 24 on consoles).

But can the Wii U do all of that? It cannot, therefore it is current gen. EA is right.


You make that up all by yourself?
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#169mjc0961Posted 2/2/2013 11:41:52 AM
Kiro_nami posted...
So EA is still mad about that whole Nintendo not going with Origin?


Pretty much.
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#170KattrandPosted 2/2/2013 9:45:22 PM
DRM... Thanks for responding to my message! Glad to know someone is listening!
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