Nintendo has released a new build of its Wii U dev kit and EA VP Andrew Wilson has said that, in terms of raw power, the new Nintendo machine can rival or perhaps even surpass what’s seen on Xbox 360 and PS3.
I think we’ll be able to do anything that we can do on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the Wii U,” he told Eurogamer.
"As every new piece of hardware and every new development library comes through we get a greater understanding of the power. With our early research we had been very happy with the output of the box and we expect that that will only go up moving forward.
"There are added challenges for us as developers when you think about rendering on two screens and what that might mean, but we’re looking forward to that challenge.”
Wilson adds that while details surrounding Wii U’s online architecture remain elusive, Nintendo itself has shown an openness and willingness” to work with publishers and address their needs directly.
"We’re working through the development with them now," he added. "We have a series of people who are under very strict NDAs as you can imagine, operating with them, building that system out.”