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The Wii U has just arrived in the US and will fill UK stores on November 30, but the console is already under fire by Metro developer 4A Games.

"[The] Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU," chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov told Nowgamer.

4A Games studio rep and THQ head of global comms Huw Beynon added: "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."

He continued: "We had an initial look at the Wii U, but given the size of the team and compared to where we were last time, just developing for the PlayStation 3 is a significant addition."

4A's previous game, Metro 2033, came only to PC and Xbox 360.

Source: Nowgamer

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Woffls's Avatar


Xbox 360 had a horrible slow P4E equivalent CPU but it didn't seem to matter for the next seven years.

PS3 had an unnecessarily fast CPU cluster, and that didn't seem to matter for the next seven years either.
Posted 14:27 on 21 November 2012
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Yea, take what this guy says with a pinch of salt.
Posted 13:46 on 21 November 2012
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MJTH@ Bloodstorm

Yeah, game was horribly optimised for anything other then a decent PC.

I get the feeling this is just an excuse because they don't know the hardware, have bad track record and can't be bothered. Especially seeing as the sentence right after that they say they could probably do it...
Posted 12:34 on 21 November 2012
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Hey guys, remember how optimised Metro was?
Posted 10:44 on 21 November 2012
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