Nintendo Wii U Patent: Panorama View

Posted on Dec 27 2012 - 5:57am by Dan Adcock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nintendo’s Wii U GamePad is the console’s key selling point and it’s about to get another trick up its sleeve. The publisher has secured a patent that will truly engage gamers in a bold new way.

Nintendo has filed a patent for the Wii U’s Panorama View which allows the ability to look around a 3D world while the television screen displays a forward-looking perspective of the gameplay taking place (according to Engadget). It sounds like it will allow players to look through the Wii U’s GamePad and extend the experience beyond the TV (360-degrees possibly).

The “spatially correlated multi-display human-machine interface” patent lists Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda as the inventor. This patent is very specific in its use of two displays to create this unique immersion in gameplay. The patent could very well derail Microsoft’s plans in using SmartGlass for the Xbox 720 and also create problems for Sony’s cross-play features and the possible Vita functionality for the upcoming PlayStation 4.

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