Thursday, May 10, 2012

*Rumor* Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U: People will be "blown away"

The speculation has been back and forth on if the Wii U will be able to run Unreal Engine 4 or not.  Now another developer source has seemed to confirm that Unreal Engine 4 is up and running on the Wii U after certain GPU tweaks were made. Remember that in these days, GPU "features" are almost more important than raw power. Nintendo could have added certain features to their GPU configuration in the Wii U dev kits that are brand new/from recent GPU releases while still holding true to their original custom design and size.

Here is the source to yet another claim supporting the UE4 rumor running on Wii U, I'm pretty sure he means people will be "blown away" because they will not be expecting the system to be able to run the engine:

"He was super excited about that when he posted it, and we were talking about it just before he posted it on the site. It came from an actual dev, but that's about as much as I can say about the source, other than what I've already said.

But that same source has also commented on Epic's comments from yesterday too
Originally Posted by dev in response to the possibility that UE4 may not come to Wii U:
"Watch man, people are going to be blown away by the Wii U news."
So how ever you wish to take the info, with or without salt... or perhaps not at all, E3 should be really good this year. One that I'm sure I will never forget at least."

Yes it's too soon and not enough confirmation to get very excited over but it is very possible when you analyze the situation. Remember that this time Nintendo really wants cross platform games to be included on the Wii U. The Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 are only going to last a couple more years at the most and Nintendo has been aware of this clearly from the beginning, which making tweaks/adding features/increasing power to the Wii U's GPU makes perfect sense in the long run business aspect of the equation. 


Anonymous said...

epics engines are the last i want anywhere near my Nintendo UR3 was a joke and nothing but pop up textures and also epics engines always seem 1 trick pony's

Gothic textures and levels out side that it FAILS HARD

Anonymous said...

i dont need epic to be blown away i need NINTENDO

Anonymous said...

i'm more interested in what Nintendo can do with there own engine i mean they employed the crytek dev that mad CryEngine 2 and 3 so its not hard to believe there making there own engine i mean the wiiu is a beast who wouldn't make a powerful engine 4 it.