The Pinball Arcade developer FarSight Studios has apologized for the comments it made yesterday on Wii U. Via Facebook, the studio said it was “misinformed” when it claimed Nintendo’s latest console was significantly less powerful than the aging PlayStation 3. The studio added that its initial comments were based on a talk it had with the developer handling the Wii U version of the pinball game.
“Those comments were made based on a conversation I had with the developer who’s been working on the WII-U version, he was unable to get the console to perform anywhere near what the xbox one and ps4 were capable of,” the developer said. “I was misinformed in that I said the ps3 was far more powerful… after speaking to him again, I was told that while the system still does not compare to XB1 or PS4, I was incorrect in regards to the ps3 comparison, and for that I apologize.”
FarSight Studios, the developers behind The Pinball Arcade, have said on Facebook that even Sony’s PlayStation 3 outclasses the Wii U with regards to power and claims that the Wii U is a Wii 1.5. The information came about as a Nintendo fan said that the Wii U was as powerful as the PlayStation 3. You can see the response above.
Update: FarSight Studios has apologized for its recent comments on Wii U.
French publication Gamesblog is reporting that there’s a second Assassin’s Creed game coming this year and it’s for “last-gen” consoles, which means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The publication and Kotaku hasn’t heard whether this game will be coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft have already announced a new Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed Unity which is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Comet will take place in and around 1758; that it will star a sailor named Shay who betrays the captain of his ship; and that it’s set on the Atlantic Ocean.Comet, GameBlog says, will continue the nautical theme established in last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
“This fall’s last-gen Assassin’s Creed will indeed be set in North America and star a protagonist named Shay, who is a member of the Templars, the assassin-hating order that has traditionally served as primary antagonist in the Assassin’s Creed games.”
“We also hear that Comet will let you go to New York and do a great deal of sailing along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. One source describes the game as a cross between Assassin’s Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Sources also say that Haytham Kenway and Adewalé will make appearances, among other returning AC characters.”
Although Murdered: Soul Suspect is headed to last-generation consoles as well as newly released systems, the action-adventure title will not be coming to Wii U. Airtight Games chief creative officer Matt Brunner recently explained to GameSpot why the game is skipping Nintendo’s platform. According to Brunner, the title wouldn’t be a good fit for Wii U. Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available in June for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“In all honesty, all the Wii U games I’ve ever played, the only good ones are the ones that are made specifically for [the Wii U],” Brunner said. “And this just doesn’t fit.”
A listing on GameFly has revealed that Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts is coming to Wii U. The hunting title is scheduled to release on Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 25th.
Wedbush Securities have put together a large 175 page PDF detailing why the next generation consoles will be as big as ever. The extensive document provides a detailed overview of the past, present and future of the video game marketplace. Here’s the company’s estimated next generation console sales for 2014.
- PlayStation 4: 12M
- Xbox One: 9M
- Wii U: 3M
Mercury, Batman Arkham Origins community manager, has announced on the Warner Bros community forums that the development team has no plans to release another patch for the fragile game and is focussing its efforts on the forthcoming downloadable content which is due out on other platforms. Mercury says if they do eventually get around to creating another patch it will be to target the progression blocking bugs and not the glitches.
“The team is currently working hard on the upcoming story DLC and there currently are no plans for releasing another patch to address the issues that have been reported on the forums.”
“If we do move forward with creating a new patch, it will try to address the progression blocking bugs for players, not the minor glitches that do not prevent one from continuing to play. The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for some of you, and want to thank you for having been patient.”
A product schedule by Ubisoft has indicated that the publisher is still planning to release Watch Dogs on Wii U. Despite rumors suggesting the title will skip Nintendo’s console, the document lists the Wii U version of the upcoming open-world game alongside the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions. Watch Dogs is scheduled to launch in the spring.
Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has praised Square Enix’s Lightning Returns in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu. The Final Fantasy XIII saga has received some flack from traditional Final Fantasy fans, but Sakurai was noticeably impressed by the game and praised the evolution of the ATB system. Sakurai concluded by saying that it’s nice to pick up a game and throughly enjoy it.
I was amazed at how, even under the limitations of there being only one party member [in Lightning Returns], [the ATB system] has evolved.”
“It’s easy to pick up an already released game and simply enjoy it, but in order to generate entertainment, you need to keep your eyes peeled.”I was reminded that if you take what seems natural for granted, nothing will evolve or change for the better.”
Information has emerged that the reasonably well received Splinter Cell: Blacklist only sold 2 million copies across all formats. The company apparently expected it to sell around 5 million, but that clearly didn’t happen. Interestingly, it was revealed that the Wii U version of the game only accounted for around 2% of sales in the US.