Sega: New Wii U dev kits coming within next month

Friday, 17 June 2011 11:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sega’s said that new dev kits for Wii U will arrive between this and next month following the platform’s unveiling in Los Angeles last week.

Gary Dunn, VP of product development for Sega West, told Eurogamer that the new kits would have “more information” on unknown stuff such as raw machine power and online possibilities.

Dunn didn’t specifically say how old the current dev kits were, adding that he “better not say” anything on the subject.

“It’s still a little early. There’s another generation of prototype hardware coming out in June or July that’s going to give us more information,” he said.

In terms of if its graphics were on par with PS3 and 360, he added that it was “too early to call,” but that “it’s different.”

“We’ve certainly found it easier to get prototypes up and running on next-gen definition visuals, so we’re quite pleased with it. Given the fact that one of our graphics engineers ported something across very quickly I would say the answer to [having easily understandable architecture] has got to be yes.”