Reggie: Wii U’s online capabilities to be revealed in the next few days
One of the features not talked about at E3 (which also happens to be the feature I’m dying to know about) is the Wii U’s online capabilities. The Wii wasn’t exactly world renowned for its online features so it will be interesting to find out how they have improved on this. CEO of Nintendo, Iwata, himself noted that the Wii’s online features were not up to scratch which is why they sought outside help when developing the Wii U’s online network.
Though Reggie refused to say anything much about the Wii U’s online when asked about the Wii U’s online in comparison to PSN and Xbox live he said that the Wii U will have “all that capability built in”. What this suggests, only the mind can wonder but I guess we can expect the Wii U’s online systems to rival PSN and Xbox Live.
While talking about third party involvement in the Wii U’s online capabilities he had this to say: “the best of what each of our third party partners has to offer, marrying that with the best of what Nintendo does, and bringing that versus a more rigid, a more closed type of environment.” While also going on to say that Wii U’s online service will have a flexible approach.
This sounds like exciting stuff, and as long as Reggie keeps his word we should be hearing about the Wii U’s online systems in a couple of days.
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