When gossip emerged at E3 that the spanking new Nintendo Wii U might only support a single tablet controller at a time, there was uproar amongst Ninty fans and the wider gaming fraternity. But now it seems the Japanese gaming giant is backtracking on its original plans, with an inside source claiming gamers will be able to use two tablet controllers at the same time. Read on for all the details.
Having voiced concerns that having two controllers working on the Wii U would cost casual gamers too much, Nintendo is at least looking seriously at the possibility of dual tablet control.
An inside source, speaking with Develop, said, “Nintendo now know they absolutely need to support two tablets. At E3 they didn’t commit to this, but they know how important it is to make it technically feasible to support two screens. Even if that affects frame rate, as a developer and player, I don’t care. It needs to work.”
It most certainly does. The idea of only being able to use one of the hulking controllers, while those playing alongside tote old-school Wiimotes, is hardly appealing. If the Wii U is going to be a success, then dual controls are vital.
The Wii U isn’t expected to hit shelves until late 2012, with a final version of the hub being paraded at next year’s E3 in Los Angeles.