Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi has defended the Wii U and responded to 4A Games’ comment about Nintendo’s console having a “horrible, slow” CPU.
Back in November, 4A Games’ chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov said that the Wii U had a “horrible, slow” CPU. However, Team Ninja’s boss and the director of the Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden III, Yosuke Hayashi, heard Shishkovtsov’s comment and thinks it’s bull.
“To be completely blunt and honest, there’s no way that the Wii U processor is ‘horrible and slow’ compared to other platforms,” Hayashi told Edge (via GI.biz). “I think that comment was just 4A trying to find a scapegoat for a simple business decision on their part.”
Ohh, that sounds pretty ballsy for a fellow game developer to speculate like that, but I love it! Continuing, Hayashi further defended the Wii U by saying how “it’s a little unfair to compare [the Wii U] to mature platforms that people have been working on for over five years. I’m sure people will find ways to bring out even more power as the platform matures.”
While Hayashi does acknowledge that the Wii U isn’t next-gen in terms of specs, it is if you base it on Wii U’s innovative GamePad controller. Hayashi argues that not only can you use the console without a TV, which has never been done before, but you also get new ways to play and use services. Furthermore, Hayashi adds that people don’t just want better specs anymore, though I for one am craving them after seeing Watch Dogs and the Unreal Engine 4 and Agni’s Philosophy tech demos. *drools*