Published on February 13th, 2013 | by Rory Cocker | Founder0
Most Wanted on Wii U is based on the PC version
The Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is based on the PC build, vice president of Criterion Games has announced.
Speaking with GamesRadar in a recent demo, Alex Ward noted that the Wii U version will feature a “notable increase in visual quality” over its console counterparts, largely due to its superior memory performance and more modern GPU architecture.
“The Wii U has more memory, so we’re able to use the PC textures and assets. The road is more detailed, the lighting is improved, the draw distance has been tweaked.”
Unfortunately, the bump in visual fidelity doesn’t come without its drawbacks: the game’s online mode will only allow for six players, as opposed to eight on 360 and PS3. It’s also unclear at this stage whether or not voice chat will be supported.
This isn’t the first time EA have taken advantage of the console’s graphical grunt in a port; the Wii U version of FIFA 13 features improved playing field textures as well as a higher-resolution crowd when compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Announced in October, the game also features Off-TV Play and a co-driver mode, where a second player can affect environmental features such as traffic density on-the-fly.