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Ancel sings praises of Wii U GamePad latency, says it's 'crazy' fast

by rawmeatcowboy
15 October 2012
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This information comes from Ubisoft's Michel Ancel...

“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.”

I definitely respect what Ancel has to say. He's been working closely with the Wii U for awhile now. If devs come up with latency issues, we know it's most likely their doing, rather than a hardware quirk.

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