Metro: Last Light Wii U cancellation not due to ‘horrible CPU’ claims, says THQ rep

Thursday, 13th December 2012 12:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games isn’t bringing its shooter to Wii U any time soon, if at all, following claims from the studio’s chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov that the project was canned due to Nintendo’s “Horrible, slow CPU.” THQ’s Huw Beynon has spoken out to debunk that claim in a new interview.

THQ wasn’t happy with how the original quote was spun when it was originally published by another site, and now Spong has asked Beynon to clarify just how far 4A Games got with the Wii U build before canning it in a interview, to which he replied:

“Our look at the Wii U extended to a very early look at some very early kits. We…we did some work on it, but we made a decision fairly early on that we weren’t going to commit further resource to it. So yeah, we didn’t go too far. Take any of the comments you’ve seen attributed with a pinch of salt – it’s certainly not been based on any kind of analysis of final hardware.”

What’s your take? Let us know below.

Thanks Nintendo Life.



  1. bitsnark


    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Strange Sultan

    And since when did criticizing a product become such offense that needs damage control ? Yes, it wasn’t a ‘professional’ wording, but it was an opinion nonetheless. heck, it was an opinion of a chief technical officer!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    #3 i think is more to leave the doors open with nintendo than damage control per-se, i think they dont want to close such an important door, like in any business is not a wise move.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. thesamy

    THQ rep: “cancellation not due to horrible CPU! ”
    ~get envlope full of $$$
    THQ rep turn and whisper: “yes it is….”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Clupula

    That is a level of damage control that is actually comical. I imagine every time they announce a game is not coming to the Wii U, they’ll whip that out again.

    #6 2 years ago

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