There’s been a lot of speculation that Nintendo’s Wii U is a actually quite a bit more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 – but we’ve seen absolutely no evidence of this. Current games tend to be graphically worse on the newer Wii U than they are on the ancient consoles. That’s changing for Watch Dogs, which Ubisoft says is “between current and next gen” on the Wii U.

Speaking to CVG, creative director Jonathan Morin revealed that the Wii U version is technically superior to those found on the other available consoles./

“I would say the Wii U version is pretty much in between what the current gen is and what the next gen is from a version standpoint,” Morin said.

“It’s hard to position it. I would tend to say it’s maybe a bit closer to current gen than next gen for certain things but it’s a beautiful game on Wii U and it’s cool to play it just on the GamePad.”

While it might be superior, that doesn’t mean that it’s been specifically tailored to take real advantage of the Wii U’s gamepad though; it’s still the same core game.

“There are no new features or anything like that – it’s the same game but we’re optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad,” he said.

Me? I’ll be playing it on PC when it’s released locally on November 22.

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

was reviewed on PC

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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