Michel Ancel, the famous video game designer for Ubisoft, spoke about the Nintendo GamePad called Wii U. In his words, the reactivity of this joystick/pad is amazing.
Available within a few weeks, the Nintendo Wii U looks already as a new commercial success in the approaching holiday season. To fade out some doubts that might remain, Michel Ancel of Ubisoft (known for having created Rayman) spoke about the originality of the big console: the GamePad.
This mixture of joystick and touch pad provides a novel side in the area of video game, because it proposes an extension of screen – especially used for the interface, inventories – to enrich the gameplay.
While some of us may question the reactivity of a display, or the GamePad latency, Michel Ancel told the magazine Nintendo Power that the controller is “really responsive“, noting that “The response time is crazy, in fact, and I think the competitors will need some time to [get their solutions] this responsive.”
Ancel continues by stating that the GamePad runs at 60 frames per second, with a latency of 1/60th of a second. Responsiveness is virtually instantaneous, allowing very efficiently synchronize the display on the TV screen.