Rumor Nintendo Tweaked Wii U to Run Unreal Engine 4

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  1. Valwin
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    the rumor

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  2. Ammako

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    Epic gif.
     
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  3. frogboy

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    Expected this, it's a next-gen console after all.
     
  4. heartgold

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    Epic news.
     
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  5. CollosalPokemon

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    I think so. I heard PS4 and Xboxygen (was the name confirmed?) were supposedly capable of running Unreal Engine 4. If the $299 price rumour is correct I may want to pick one up during launch, despite that Nintendo is revolving the console around the controller instead of telling us what the console is capable of itself =/ either way I hope to see some new things *not* about the controller (date, price, spec confirmations) during E3.I wonder if it will be launched during early-mid October; it seems a few games are coming out October 23 and the 31 so it's possible.
     
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    Of course they won't tell you what the console is capable of right now. That'd be stupid on their part and the fact that it's still being worked on and finalized, it's pointless.
     
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    OK, great ! Cause there is no way in god damn hell I'm buying a system that competes with current gen.
     
  8. Skelletonike

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    I'm pretty sure that's not their objective, probably the reason why they're also porting multi-plat games for the wii u is because third party devs want to gather more sales, like, assuming most people that have a wii get a wii u, their market will also increase for those people that only had a Nintendo console up until then.
     
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    My Imagine Pony running Unreal 4. Now that's good stuff.
     
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    It seems to me that the new xbox and ps4 will pass by far the specs of the Wii U ...They will release their consoles after Nintendo, and I don't think that they will leave Nintendo with the most powerfull one.

    With Nintendo trying so much new things with the new videogame, this situation could be bad for the wii U acceptance.

    This real possibility worries me a bit..
     
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    you poor thing you seem upset
     
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    Well it's not as if we've seen the Nextbox and PS4 specs yet. The PS4 will no doubt be an ahead of the curve Five-Hundred-and-Ninty-Nine-U-S-Dollah powerhouse and released at least a year after the Nextbox. Rumours about the Nextbox, on the other hand, are shaping up badly. It seems like they might be trying to bag the casual audience like the Wii did.

    Only time will tell.
     
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    Really? Nintendo is worrying you? NINTENDO? You know, people said the same thing about the Wii and the remote controller, but look at it now, the Wii became a frickin juggernaut and destroyed the competition.
     
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    On one side we have a childish hater and on the other side we have a fanboy.
    Things could get interesting. :creep:


    I don't see what's the issues with Nintendo doing this, they clearly can, and will if they want more games on their consoles. Seeing as Darksiders 2 is already confirmed for the Wii U, the Unreal Engine 4 can prove real useful for it.
     
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  15. Walker D

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    Sure, I agree.

    But thinking about the most suitable market strategy for this companys to compete with Nintendo, the probability of the better specs compared with Ninty, is ( to me) high.

    It's just a thought ...but looks to be a strong possibility.


    As you said, lets see what Microsoft will try.
     
  16. Walker D

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    True.

    But now it's a new generation of consoles. Wii had a good price, was inovative and different from the competition, was family friendly, and stuff. Many may dislike it, but it was unique and won.

    The new consoles may be as inovative, good price, family friendly and stuff ...as the wii U ...we don't know (but it's kinda possible)
    In that case, being far behind specs-wise, may be a real problem.

    That kind of possible scenario that made me kinda worry :P
     
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    Nintendo, I think I'm in love... all over again :P
     
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    I'm still recovering over the fact that Nintendo is taking a step up in graphics. It's funny, because I figured Sony and Microsoft will be first in line to jump on the ~$300-graphics-machine bandwagon this generation. I probably spoken too soon, though. Kony and Microshaft will more than likely jump the Wii U's supposed Unreal 4 engine in due time.
     
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  20. DiscostewSM

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    Of course the Nextbox and the PS4 will have better specs than the Wii U. However, it'll take a lot more than simple increases in technology to see a noticeable difference of one next-gen console to another, since the curve that describes capabilities has been leveling out more compared to prior generation devices. Specs won't be the only thing to pull in developers. Ease of development is easily a major factor.