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Wii U GamePad technology is more advanced than you think - Michel Ancel

Rayman Legends chief gives the Wii U controller the thumbs up

Of all the Wii U games confirmed so far, there probably isn't one that uses the GamePad better than Rayman Legends. Perhaps one reason is because Ubisoft's Michel Ancel loves it. Indeed, he thinks it's even better than you think it is!

Ancel eulogised about the Wii U controller in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, saying that the main reason why developers are able to use it for clever ideas in games is because the response time is so good. In fact, he thinks, Nintendo's rivals have something to worry about.

"I think this is where Nintendo is really out in front of things," said Ancel. "The technology inside the controller is quite a bit more advanced than what people might think. It's really responsive The response time is crazy, in fact, and I think the competitors will need some time to [get their solutions] this responsive."

He added: "It's crazy because the game is running in full HD [on the television], we are streaming another picture on the GamePad screen, and it's still 60 frames per second. And the latency on the controller is just 1/60 of a second, so it's one frame late. It's crazy, it's so fast. It's almost instant. That's why it responds so well. So it can be used as a real game-design thing."

Pity we won't be able to play Ancel's first Wii U game until next year as Rayman Legends has been delayed until 2013.

[ Source: NintendoEverything ]

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  1. dizzy boy Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 10:02

    that`s good to know, atleast there woun`t be any issues with delay while playing a game solely on the game pad screen.

  2. 3DSRulesO.K Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 15:21

    I love it when developers say good things about the Wii U.

    I would much rather listen to their opinion about the console than random youtube users who give no reason as to why they dont like it.

  3. Riverlution Monday 15th Oct 2012 at 19:16

    1/60 of a second out is VERY impressive. Its something the human eye wouldn't ever notice, you'd think it was 1-1 if you weren't told otherwise. Even if it was 1/30 out, you wouldn't notice.

  4. Abe hikura Tuesday 16th Oct 2012 at 07:47

    This mirrors what the tekken producer said earlier this year. Its the reason why smart glass and ps3Vita won't be able to do the same, their both two different systems working together. Where as with the U its one system in two parts

    Even if they do manage to force them to work like Wii u no third party dev will make am exclusive game using it for just ps3/360 since you have to buy the console and the 2nd device... Wii u will have a healthily life

    Hope they release an 3DS pro with twin sticks and suport the Wii u streaming function. An alternative to buying an 2nd gamepad

  5. Tams Friday 19th Oct 2012 at 16:37

    This mirrors what the tekken producer said earlier this year. Its the reason why smart glass and ps3Vita won't be able to do the same, their both two different systems working together. Where as with the U its one system in two parts

    Even if they do manage to force them to work like Wii u no third party dev will make am exclusive game using it for just ps3/360 since you have to buy the console and the 2nd device... Wii u will have a healthily life

    Hope they release an 3DS pro with twin sticks and suport the Wii u streaming function. An alternative to buying an 2nd gamepad

    I think another reason it won't be reason is that you have to alternate your attention between the gamepad and the your TV/monitor. You probably wouldn't notice 1/60 of a second's difference anyway, but with this 'switching' probably taking you more than 1/60 of a second, you wouldn't notice it at all. People watching or using Wii Remotes wouldn't notice either, as even if they can noticeable perceive 1/60th of a second, they wouldn't be watching the gamepad screen.

    I agree that having the gamepad included is what may help the WiiU. In terms of gamepad like controller It probably depends on how the tablet market pans out, but with such fierce competition there, I can't see a company making tablets work perfectly. Another gamepad like implementation would work though.

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