Ubisoft: Wii U has scrapped friend codes
According to Ubisoft, friend codes are a thing of the past. Friend codes has often come under criticism from gamers but Nintendo’s position on friend codes has been stubborn and refused to let them go for the Nintendo 3DS. Could it be that they have scrapped them for the Wii U?
Yes, if the statements by Ubisoft producer, Adrian Blunt are anything to go by. It was while talking about Ghost Reacon Online for the Wii U that he let slip that friend codes were now a thing of the past.
When asked why he thought the Wii U would be a good fit for Ghost Recon Online, seeing as Nintendo isn’t exactly known for its online prowess, he said, “There’s a few things on that,” he said. “The first is the ability for individuals to make accounts. Rather than a machine having an account, each individual user has an account.”
He was then asked whether friend codes would be replaced with a system similar to the gamertag method that Microsoft employs and he said: ”Yeah, exactly. Rather than using friend codes, which we’ve had in the past, we’re able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that’s playing together in the game.”
Adding to this that Reggie said that they would have all the functionality that is being used in PSN and Xbox Live and it seems like we will be saying bye bye to friend codes.
If friend codes truly are dead, will you be mourning them?
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