Nintendo has received the patent for a Wii U feature that seems very obvious, but really makes sense.
This figure from the “Panorama View” patent shows a user moving the GamePad around to find objects outside the view of the TV screen – which, at the very basis, is what the patent is all about. But in truth, the patent delves into some finer details, like the complicated gyro sensors behind such a feat.
We’ve seen this Panorama View before, just indirectly. Many Wii U launch games take advantage of the GamePad as a camera, but we haven’t really seen an emphasis on moving the GamePad outside the borders of the TV to find hidden views. Perhaps with this patent, we’ll have more to search out in future games.