Ubisoft designer and Rayman creator Michel Ancel claims the technology inside the Wii U GamePad is more advanced than what some may deem. Ancel says the new controller is very responsive, and he is intrigued by its capability of running pictures at 60 frames per second. Ancel thinks Nintendo’s competitors will need time to get their solutions to Wii U as responsive as the Wii U GamePad.
“And I think this is where Nintendo is really out in front of things. 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.”
“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.”