Rayman creator and overall good chap Michael Ancel has been talking about his experience working on the Wii U, and it’s crazy new controller….
“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.”
Michael Ancel is hard at work putting the finishing touches to Rayman Legends which has just been delayed from Launch to Q1 2013 exclusively for the Wii U. The team were originally working on a Wii U port of Rayman Origins, but following Nintendo’s decision to released the console Q4 2012 the game became a completely original entry in the series. There are rumours that Ubisoft are working on Rayman Origins 2 for PS3 & 360 however.