With Wii U dev kits are already available to developers, many rumors have sparked pertaining to the systems abilities. Recently, a conversation between two individuals who apparently have insider knowledge on the wireless streaming capabilities of the Wii U’s tablet controller, was leaked to the public.
Hit the jump to view the conversation.
Person 1: Really weird, it’s conflicting with what i’ve heard. I’m pretty sure the dev kits, maybe at least from revision 3 (and more surely for revision 4), have the option to switch between wired and wireless mode. Now, maybe the DRC weren’t wireless until a few months, but even then, it should be the case now. I could be wrong though, perhaps the dev kits themselves are ready for wireless communication with the DRC, but the DRC prototypes in possession of third-parties aren’t.
Person 2: Yeah, seems strange. Maybe their sources are smaller/ less important studios and really won’t get the newer pads for a while. The latest pad (product id DK-DEV-V5) is wireless. Also looks like Nintendo uses Ni-Fi for the controller now (2.4 or 5GHz), so range shouldn’t be limited to a single room – possibly not even just a single floor.
If this happens to be true, that would mean players would have a greater sense of freedom while streaming games to their tablet controller and even perhaps stream games throughout their whole house or apartment due to the fact it uses Ni-Fi to direct the signal. Nevertheless, all will be revealed at E3.