Developer: Wii U is ‘quite a beast of a machine’

Game developer VooFoo had some glowing remarks about the Wii U today. Despite there being a lot of people willing to call the system “underpowered” or unimpressive, they think its pretty damn powerful. Mind you they’re currently developing a Chess game for the eShop.

VooFoo says:

Wii U really seemed to be an ideal platform to bring Pure Chess to – it’s quite a beast of a machine so is very capable of throwing around some pretty impressive visuals.

I have no doubt that they’re right about the system. Rocking improved specs over the Wii, 360, and PS3 it will surely produce a bunch of stunning games over its lifetime. Heck, look at Monolith’s X for a small sample of it.

That said, I imagine a lot of people will roll their eyes when they hear that a developer making a Chess game is complimenting the Wii U hardware. Just because they’re making a game that isn’t hardware intensive right now doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Remember, Shin’en got Nano Assault Neo to look amazing and only used one CPU core. There is still a lot of power to tap in the Wii U it seems.