NEWS - Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Ancel: SmartGlass "not popular, responsive enough" for Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is one of the best examples of how compelling multi-screen gaming can be. Originally a Wii U exclusive, the Ubisoft platformer takes advantage of the GamePad in clever and engrossing ways.

However, with the move to multi-platform development, wouldn’t it be possible to recreate the same multi-screen gameplay on Xbox 360 with SmartGlass? Series creator Michel Ancel told us no. "It’s not as responsive as we need to," Ancel explained, adding: "it’s not very popular today."

Microsoft made SmartGlass a focal point of its E3 presentation this year, showing off how it works in Dead Rising 3.

While the GamePad does offer the responsiveness that Ancel and his team needs, he admits that there were still significant hurdles to overcome with Nintendo’s tablet as well. Notably, the GamePad’s resistive screen responds better to a stylus than a finger. And Ancel has a clear preference: "to me, it’s not very natural to play with the stylus."

Ancel wanted to ensure that Legends would play well with a finger, not a stylus. "I think most of the kids now are more comfortable with tablets, they use their fingers," Ancel said. So, "we did some special developments to interpolate what the player is doing."

The end result? "It’s more accessible than most of the other Wii U games," Ancel argued.


Source: http://www.shacknews.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,671
Forum Posts: 725,807
Xbox One Titles: 1,313
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,720
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,522
Screenshots: 31,416
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 175 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 92 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 211 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 465 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 540 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 774 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 507 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 551 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 832 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 992 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1223 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1062 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1381 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1746 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1113 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics