Ubisoft: Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second
If you’re not aware of it yet, the guys over at Ubisoft are big fans of the Wii U. The company has been praising the new console and its technology from Nintendo for a while now, and they got some more good words for it.
Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel, who is heading the development of Rayman Legends on the Wii U, shared a few words about the GamePad and its latency. Overall, he seems to be very impressed with the technology in the controller, saying that “it’s more advanced than people think”, adding:
“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.”
We’ve previously seen videos of the GamePad showing that the controller actually updates faster than the television screen. Latency has been a worry for many gamers, especially when it comes to fast paced action games like multiplayer first person shooters. But Nintendo has done a great job of designing the controller, focusing on latency — and almost eliminating it.
Ubisoft is bringing 9 games to the Wii U during the launch window. Rayman Legends was recently confirmed to be released in the beginning of 2013.