This is BX @ Boxden.com


Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU, insists console is “definitely next generation”


 Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU, insists console is “definitely next generation”
topic by Tiko377 - 01-07-2013, 10:39 PM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


Yosuke Hayashi, head of Team Ninja and director of Ninja Gaiden 3 and upcoming Wii U revision Razor’s Edge, has poured scorn on the claim last year by Metro: Last Light developer 4A that Nintendo’s new console was hamstrung by a “horrible, slow” CPU.

In an interview to be published later this week, Hayashi suggests that 4A CTO Oleg Shishkovstov was using Wii U‘s perceived lack of horsepower as a smokescreen – and that too much attention has been paid to the components inside Wii U’s casing, when the real appeal lies in what those components actually do.

“The Wii U is an infant that’s just been born,” Hayashi tells us. “It’s a little unfair to compare it 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.

“To be completely blunt and honest, there’s no way that the Wii U processor is ‘horrible and slow’ compared to other platforms. I think that comment was just 4A trying to find a scapegoat for a simple business decision on their part.”

However, Hayashi does not dispute that Wii U’s spec sheet isn’t much of a leap over current-generation consoles, if it is at all – but argues that the console’s functionality does more than enough for it to be classed as the start of a new generation.

“If you’re basing this simply on processor speed, then it’s not next generation,” he says. “If you’re basing this on Wii U being a new idea that challenges existing platforms, then it definitely is next generation. It is a console videogame platform that is now independent of the TV. Nobody has done that before.

“It’s no mistake to say that we have entered a period where it’s difficult to provide an obvious difference to many players based on processor speed alone. Players want new innovation that includes the environment in which you play and services you use, rather than just raw processor spec.

“Nintendo is at the forefront of that innovation. I’m looking forward to seeing what the other platforms come up with in the future.”

Hayashi has clearly found much to like while working on Wii U – elsewhere in our interview he is full of praise for the GamePad controller – but development of Razor’s Edge has also allowed him to lay some personal demons to rest. Stung by the lukewarm reception afforded Ninja Gaiden 3 last year, Hayashi and Team Ninja have sought to fix much of what so disappointed the series’ core audience – telling us parts of the game design have been changed “drastically”. Look out for the full interview later this week.

Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU, insists console is "definitely next generation" | News | Edge Online


Latest Games Hot Topics »   share this topic »   Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

4 comments for "Team Ninja boss defends Wii U CPU, insists console is “definitely next generation”"


 01-07-2013, 10:46 PMaway - #2
coolio 44 heat pts44

  d 
space
$16,225 | POWERFUL
im here to confirm that it's not




gonna contact ronnie to close this thread now that its clarified
 01-07-2013, 11:03 PMaway - #3
mystic boy 211 heat pts211

  d 
space
$4,448 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by coolio
im here to confirm that it's not




gonna contact ronnie to close this thread now that its clarified
Yep. Because that game you developed on the Wii U showed its true power. You're such a trustworthy developer. Kinda like Gearbox.





Ya'll should work together.
 01-09-2013, 09:06 AMaway - #4
superdrunken 5 heat pts

  d 
space
$6,100 | POWERFUL
 01-09-2013, 04:21 PMaway - #5
Chuck_Remixed 49 heat pts49

  d 
space
$13,162 | POWERFUL
The troll trying not to be one?
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX GameSpot
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Image inside  Sep 18 - Magic Johnson Donates Blood to Leukemia and ..
60 comments
NFL Falcons Vs Bucs week 3
758 comments
NFL who is the most overrated Quarterback in the NFL?
113 comments
 Article inside 50 Cent Is Bipolar, Torae Says
New reply 11 minutes ago - 92 comments - by ajeana
 NFL Adrian Peterson Is Most Likely Done In Minnesota
New reply 50 minutes ago - 128 comments - by Steve
 Image(s) inside Iconic Photo Taken Of ( G-unit ) Right After Laying 50...
New reply 21 minutes ago - 92 comments - by ajeana
 NBA As An Nba Gm, Who Are You Taking And Why?
New reply 57 minutes ago - 87 comments - by tygamann1
 Article inside 2014 Bet Hip-hop Awards Cypher Lineup Announced
New reply 28 minutes ago - 113 comments - by Steve
 BOX Floyd Mayweather Vs Marcos Maidana 2(mayhem) Ppv Reach...
New reply 1 hour ago - 90 comments - by ant30ant33
 Image(s) inside Sep 17 - Pizza Hut Testing 'skinny Slice'
New reply 38 minutes ago - 88 comments - by phantomnation
 Image(s) inside Nba 2k15 Face Scanning
New reply 1 hour ago - 82 comments - by nwo504

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,766 fans of BX | none new today 4,746 following | none new today

hot topic blog   »    hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

© Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.