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Wii U 'Has A Horrible, Slow CPU' Says Metro Last Light Developer


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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012, 9:24:49 AM PST
"[The] Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU," explained Shishkovtsov. "We had an early look at it, we thought we could probably do it, but in terms of the impact we would make on the overall quality of the game - potentially to its detriment - we just figured it wasn't worth pursuing at this time. It's something we might return to. I really couldn't make any promises, though."

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1687689/wii_u_has_a_horrible_slow_cpu_says_metro_last_light_dev.html

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 9:26:40 AM PST
Haha....Of course this developer would say this, their PC games are some of the most resource intensive this gen.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 9:26:57 AM PST
Cinema Fan says:
Wow, just article after article about how crappy the Wii U is.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 9:29:24 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I wonder if its the clock speed. Is it not a Quad?

Metro is developed very CPU intensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 9:30:17 AM PST
It ran well and looked good on 360 years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 9:31:19 AM PST
That was Metro 2033.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 9:35:47 AM PST
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got mayo?™ says:
It did. It is a crazy beast on PC with DX11 though, cpu usage and perf even for high end cpu's is staggering. Crysis is Metro's lil' bishnit.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:03:03 AM PST
I know that. And the sequel's coming to every other system, running on the same engine.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:07:49 AM PST
Not with DX11 it isn't. That would make the 360 and PS3 explode.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:10:06 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Every hardware launch is followed by lots of articles saying how much it sucks. Bad news gets more hits than good news.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:10:38 AM PST
sounds like teh C3ll jR

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:16:51 AM PST
Rami says:
Metro 2033 was an average game for PC, the code was badly optimized and the game ran like crap in DX11 mode. I give zero credibility to what these developers say.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:18:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012, 10:19:18 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
To be fair a large part of that is the game is a resource hog and seemingly not optimized very well at all.

Edit: aaaand ninja'd.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:45:16 AM PST
It will still look good and run well. The first game is still one of the best looking on consoles.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:49:31 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:54:26 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Maybe this guy should focus on keeping THQ afloat long enough to publish his game before he keeps talking shit.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:55:09 AM PST
Tessellation (DX11, very optimized) worked great with my hardware.
You don't have to enable Advanced DoF (DX11)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:55:17 AM PST
A customer says:
Hell, even DX9 makes consoles explode.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:55:40 AM PST
This doesn't surprise me.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012, 10:55:53 AM PST
LogJam says:
"[The] Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU," explained Shishkovtsov.
Guys, can't you see that this big ol Pinko is trying to get America to infight so the Ruskies can sneak in and turn our water into vodka and our favorite bars into ice palaces? C'mon!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 10:56:54 AM PST
Same. I just pinned it on weird launch week hiccups, though.
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