Wii U may have the processing power to support multiple touchscreen controllers, but it's not necessarily something that developers will be focused on...
Still confused about the Wii U’s powers and capabilities? You’re not alone. T3 had one of the world’s first plays on the new console, but Nintendo was being so vague about specs and plans that it was hard to know what to make of it.
One point of contention was that it became apparent that it wouldn’t be feasible to use multiple Wii U controllers on one console. Now even that’s up in the air, after Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that it will, in fact, be possible.
Reggie spoke to analyst Michael Patcher, who told IGN: “They were particularly unclear about whether the console would support more than one of their tablet-like controllers; Mr. Miyamoto said no, but Reggie said yes (to me in a meeting)… Obviously, they intend to ship the console with only one of these controllers, so it is unlikely that anyone will develop games that require two.”
The point then, is that Nintendo have made it possible for offline multiplayer with two Wii U controllers to happen, but that developers probably won’t look to cator for this as the controllers will no doubt cost an arm and a leg. If you ask us, this means that Nintendo will probably release a ‘Wii U Clsssic’ style controller, which will have all the buttons but none of the screen or motion control tech.
What do you make of this back and forth? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.
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Source: T3 Tech Videos