Wii not fit to play Ass Creed
Choice quote from a Guardian Unlimited interview with Ubi’s Patrice Desilets:
The Wii has blown the games market wide open. How much impact does the growth in casual gaming have on your creative process with AC?
The Wii is all about casual games. In terms of processing power and graphics capabilities the Wii is roughly equivalent to the PS2 and the first Xbox. On the team and at Ubisoft in general, we are big fans of the Nintendo approach. I like the controller and the fact that the Wii is bringing a new audience to games but Assassin’s creed would never run on the Wii hardware. There’s a big audience that’s looking for immersive gameplay and a cinematic entertainment experience with graphics that rival the best CG. It would be sad for everyone to jump on the casual games band wagon now because I think that we are very close to delivering the best of both worlds. A game with the very best production values that’s accessible enough for the mass market.
I’ve said plenty on the subject already, so i’m gonna let you guys do the commentary. As to where i’ve said plenty on it, you can refer to Wii Fanboy’s post, whom did their job by taking offense to the guy’s opinion (and statements of fact). But it boils down to this: Wii can’t handle the extreme computation needed to run a game like this. Graphics are only a fraction of the issue.