Nintendo's Miyamoto discusses Wii U's future dual GamePad and NFC support

#1P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 3/5/2013 2:24:44 PM
Of the many hardware features crammed into the Wii U's hefty GamePad from a touchscreen to a front-facing camera to motion control one of the most mysterious remains the controller's integration of near field communication or, as its better known, NFC. At a meeting this afternoon, Shigeru Miyamoto Nintendo Senior Managing Director, and the designer behind some of gaming's biggest franchises said that creating games with NFC integration was more of a priority than a game supporting dual GamePads.

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http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/5/4067494/nfc-nintendo-wii-u-miyamoto
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#2AwayFromHerePosted 3/5/2013 2:26:58 PM
Why?
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#3RainDrinkerPosted 3/5/2013 2:28:11 PM
.......I read this as KFC support and instantly thought of some crossover ideas.
#4zender1999Posted 3/5/2013 2:29:24 PM
what is nfc? what does it do for games?
#5MilesTeg420Posted 3/5/2013 2:29:57 PM
Dual gamepads will just push the system too hard, and Nintendo knows it. Streaming to three screens is just too much for the U.

I think NFC could be a big money maker though. But like everything else about Wii U, it obviously wasnt ready yet.
#6P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N(Topic Creator)Posted 3/5/2013 2:31:11 PM
zender1999 posted...
what is nfc? what does it do for games?


Ever play Skylanders? It can also be used to scan Credit Cards instead of having to type in your information each time
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#7zender1999Posted 3/5/2013 2:32:57 PM
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
zender1999 posted...
what is nfc? what does it do for games?


Ever play Skylanders? It can also be used to scan Credit Cards instead of having to type in your information each time

does it scan with the camera? or is there a special nfc chip in there?
#8P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N(Topic Creator)Posted 3/5/2013 2:34:14 PM
MilesTeg420 posted...
Dual gamepads will just push the system too hard, and Nintendo knows it. Streaming to three screens is just too much for the U.

I think NFC could be a big money maker though. But like everything else about Wii U, it obviously wasnt ready yet.


It's not that big a deal. As someone explained earlier (in another thread) the Gamepad constantly streams at 60fps. When two pads are used simultaneously the FPS drops to 30 as it streams frame-by-frame. So instead of frame1 and frame2 both going to one, frame1 would go to controller 1 and frame2 would go to controller 2.
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#9StickMen1090Posted 3/5/2013 2:34:44 PM
zender1999 posted...
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...
zender1999 posted...
what is nfc? what does it do for games?


Ever play Skylanders? It can also be used to scan Credit Cards instead of having to type in your information each time

does it scan with the camera? or is there a special nfc chip in there?


its that small black box on the controller
#10MilesTeg420Posted 3/5/2013 2:35:06 PM
The main draw for Wii U NFC in my opinion, is collectible figures that have an NFC code on them to bring stuff in game. Remember the first Rayman Legends trailer? Just like that.