Switching your gaming experience to the Wii U GamePad will be an optional feature for developers to use and may not be available with all titles.
One of the core features for Nintendo's latest living room box is flexibility in how you see your games - either on the large television in the traditional sense, or on the controller screen to free up the TV. It's a feature that Nintendo have dubbed, Off-TV Play, according to Kotaku.
Many had assumed that it would be a standard feature that could run across all titles. However, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime did confirm that whilst the feature will be open and available to all developers to take advantage of, it won't be mandatory, and certain developers may choose to focus attention elsewhere.
He also advised that games that do support Off-TV Play will likely don some form of identification on the box - perhaps like the typical controller/online labels.
Should Off-TV Play be a mandatory feature across all titles? Would you use the feature from time to time?