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Wii U not good enough for Metro Last Light release

The Nintendo Wii U hardware has been praised in many corners, with many critics saying that Nintendo has done a good job in bridging the gap between current gen console games, compared to their original Wii which was clearly below par. However, not everyone is happy about Nintendo’s new console and we’ve just heard some pretty bold criticism on how the CPU fitted inside the new system is ‘horrible and slow’.

As Nintendo prepare to publicly unveil just how well the Wii U has performed in its first week on sale, they definitely won’t enjoy enjoy reading the thoughts of one industry developer who hasn’t held back on what he actually thinks of Nintendo’s new console. Oles Shishkovtsov is the Chief technical officer at 4A Games, whose company is responsible for the Metro: Last Light game, an action horror shooter which is scheduled to release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in the first quarter of 2013.

Metro: Last Light is the sequel to the very well received Metro 2033 game and after initially being scheduled for a release on Wii U, it now looks like this isn’t going to happen, which is going to be a major disappointment to new Wii U owners who had played the first game. When speaking to Nowgamer recently, Shishkobtsov had this bold statement to make:

“Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU”.

Huw Beynon from THQ who are publishing the game, added that the team had studied the idea of including the Wii U in the list of platforms, but ultimately decided against the idea – obviously trying to be as less harsh as possible than what Mr Shishkobtsov from 4A Games had to say.

Is this a warning to sign to both Nintendo and consumers that third party developers are yet to fully embrace the new system? We told you just a few days ago that we thought the Wii U version of Black Ops 2 looked great, arguably even being the better version compared to Xbox 360 and PS3.

It’s a shame that Metro: Last Light now looks certain to miss out on a Wii U release, as the console could do with as much third-party support as possible. It also brings to light the recent launch problems that consumers have been experiencing, with many games and menu tasks slowing up, resulting in crashes that require hard resets to the console.

What are your thoughts the CPU being labelled ‘horrible and slow’? Do you have some sympathy with Nintendo here, or are you starting to get a little worried too?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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