Could well be, it's the internet and not unknown for people to be a little less than honest when it comes to posting. Take this with a similar pinch of salt from the same source:
@MrSemprini Very unlikely that the quote even originates from an actual development source.
A: It is very unprofessional, unlikely a member of the actual development team would say something like that unless they have an underlying hate for Nintendo.
B: It's clearly not a haphazard project to work on going from the article on the front page - to quote "There's a switch in our build pipeline that says 'use PC textures' and we flipped that and that was all," Hamadi laughs. "I can take no credit for that, it was literally ten minutes' work... we are using PS3/360 geometry. It's just the textures we upgraded."
C: The Co-op play is not limited in the slightest and you can from the vids that it's alot of fun, like a batshit crazy debug mode, and they've still got more they can add.
The Wii U has some nice components, and some absolutely awful ones.
In our game, out next month, the textures are the highest resolution of the consoles. but that doesn't really matter much when the CPU stutters and the cars glitch around from time to time because the rest of the console can't handle it. the Wii U is like amazing track tyres and a nitrous injection system attached to a soap box derby car.
Here's what they officially said to EG:
"When they first looked at the specs on paper a lot of developers said, 'Well, you know this is a bit lightweight' and they walked away. I think a lot of people have been premature about it in a lot of ways because while it is a lower clock-speed, it punches above its weight in a lot of other areas," he explains.
"So, I think you've got one group of people who walked away, you've got some other people who just dived in and tried and thought, 'Ah... it's not kind of there,' but not many people have done what we've done, which is to sit down and look at where it's weaker and why, but also see where it's stronger and leverage that. It's a different kind of chip and it's not fair to look at its clock-speed and other consoles' clock-speed and compare them as numbers that are relevant. It's not a relevant comparison to make when you have processors that are so divergent. It's apples and oranges."
The DF comparison will be very interesting..