Ubisoft: Wii U GamePad technology is “more advanced” than most realise
Nintendo’s Wii U is capable of wirelessly streaming data to the Wii U GamePad with latency of only 1/60th of a second.
Such a technological feat is described as being “crazy” by Rayman creator Michel Ancel, explaining that it demonstrates that “Nintendo is really out in front of things” in their hardware design.
“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,” Ancel discussed in Nintendo Power magazine. “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,” he continued. “It’s almost instant. That’s why it responds so well. So it can be used as a real game-design thing.
“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.”