Only One GamePad Supported By Wii U, Says Ubisoft Manager
I suppose all of us who are avid fans of the Wii U were hoping that we would at least see the console supporting two GamePads for the ultimate multiplayer experience, but in a recent interview between manager of Ubisoft France, Xavier Poix, and Venture Beat, it seems this is not the case:
[quote]GamesBeat: How many players can you get on the Wii U at once? Is it four or is it two…?
Poix: On the controller it’s just the one. One person. But you can still play with the four Wiimotes if you have four. So it adds up to five players.[/quote]
Poix doesn’t seem to see this as a disadvantage though, stating that its asymmetrical capabilities were ”a revolution in terms of gameplay”. I can’t say that I’m disappointed either, seeing as Nintendo also recently announced the Pro Controller for the Wii U, making this actually welcome to me. If you also want to see more on this, have a look at the Nintendo GamePad and up to four Pro Controllers in excellent multiplayer action simultaneously by checking out the Rayman Legends trailer we saw at Ubisoft’s E3 just hours ago.
Poix also followed up his previous statement:
[quote]It’s not one against the other or one with the other, it’s, I’m doing something very different from my partner, but still we’re in the same world and the same game. That’s something really interesting. It’s not a disadvantage. And the best of all the games that are on the iPhone or other mobile games, tactical stuff, are brought… It’s stuff you couldn’t do before in the console market, obviously. Now you have this new layer that’s been added, it’s really cool.[/quote]
So, that’s that then – don’t expect to see two GamePads working together on one Wii U.