Rumor: Ubisoft employee “leaks” Wii U information, looks a little fishy
This list of rumored details about the Wii U hardware comes from an employee at Ubisoft. Well, it is said to come from that person. There are some things that make it look bogus and others that make it look mildly true.
Then there are other items like the OS needing 560MB of RAM that line up well with other more credible rumors.
I’d take this with a grain of salt.
>There will be pre-intstalled software on Wii-U, just like on 3DS
>Their developers have lots of vrsions of the console (???)
>Wii-U’s line-up is amazing
>What happened with the 3DS won’t happen again
>Nintendo asked Ubisoft to release a high number of titles at the launch
>Ubisoft’s line-up is this: Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed 3, Just Dance 4
>Killer from outer space will be aviable a few weeks after launch
>Lots of Tech demos will be sent to Ubisoft, just like Zelda’s one of the last E3
>They showed Ubisoft a lot of new features, some we still have to see
>Graphic card will be a Radeon HD 6770
>After Dream he went to eat (???)
>A lot of Dev-kits were sent to Ubisoft
>One of them was 4GHz
>The 6GHz one was from 3 months ago
>Rayman Legends will come out on Vita as well, just like Rayman Origins
>Xbox 8’s graphic card will be more powerful than Wii-U’s
>However, Ubisoft isn’t developing on Microsoft’s new console yet
>Ass Creed 3 on Wii-U runs at 60 fps, with 1080p, against 360’s and PS3’s 720p
>This developed decided to leak these informations on Mario’s castle because, by going in a more populated forum, he would have risked too much
>Wii-U’s launch price will 450$
>After what happened with 3DS’ launch, however, Nintendo decided to lower Wii-U’s price: the final one hasn’t been confirmed yet, but apparently it will be about 350-400$
>He doesn’t know much about First Party
>Crytek, EA and Valve are working on Wii-U
>He doesn’t know much about Valve, but he head that they are making someone similar to Steam and Portal’s franchise
>No informations about the online store
>Ass Creed 3 will be playable both on PS3 and Vita
>He didn’t see much about gamertags
>There will be achievaments
>He knows something about 3DS and Wii-U interaction, but he didn’t want to say more
>Wii-U’s interface will be the most customizable interface ever made by Nintendo
>Rayman Origins’ demo for 3DS wasn’t made by Ubisoft, it was made by another team
>He decided to leak these informations because he loves Nintendo’s new console
>At E3 we’ll see something more impressive than these news
>Wii U has 2GB of RAM, 560MB of that are for the OS
>supports DX11, they managed to port Unreal Engine 4 on it
>less powerful than Xbox 8
>2 tablet-pads are supported
>Release Date: 23 November
>Ubisoft will bring Rayman Legends, ACIII, Rabbids Party, Killer Freaks, The Avengers and Just Dance 4 on it
>That little button under the D-Pad on the left of the controller is somehow linked to the Wii Vitality Sensor
>No Analog R2/L2 unlike 360 controller/DualShock3
Another thing that makes this look somewhat real is the idea of the console releasing on November 23rd. It could release on that date on a Friday in Europe. The rumored information isn’t in English originally so it may be aimed at an European audience. At least the person starting this rumor is trying a little bit with their rumor building skills.
It also goes on to say Nintendo considering releasing the Wii U at $450. We all know that would be disastrous and if Nintendo is serious in saying they learned from their 3DS mistakes then this might make the rumor bogus for a lot of people. I’m expecting no more than $350 for the Wii U and I’m leaning towards $300.
I do think the rumored GPU sounds nice and 2GB of system RAM is a very nice step up from PS3/360.