Rayman creator: ‘Wii U is a surprising machine’, discusses tech

Friday, 7 September 2012 09:50 GMT By Dave Cook

Rayman creator Michel Ancel is currently working on Wii U title Rayman Legends, and has shared some information on what it’s like to develop on Nintendo’s hardware in a new interview.

The interview first appeared on the French site GameBlog, and has since been translated by a GAF forum member.

In the piece, Ancel stated that he feels Wii U is a core gamer’s console, and brings new tools to players that they haven’t experienced before. He also explained that Nintendo’s hardware has proven difficult for developers to grasp, but because it gets them thinking, it will result in better experiences.

On the Wii U’s inner workings, Ancel revealed that it has ‘enormous memory’, and that his team found no memory limitations during development. He also stated that the hardware is ‘surprising’, allowing for full 60 FPS even when streaming content to the tablet controller and TV in tandem.

Finally, Ancel claimed that Wii U is not a ‘traditional next-gen machine’, in terms of raw power, and that the console’s unique features make it a next generation console.

What do you think? Are you sold on Wii U, or are you already wary of it? Let us know below.

Thanks Nintendo Life.