Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News



 
FACE IT
 

Nintendo okays cross-play between Wii U and other systems

2013-10-14 07:00:00·  2 minute read   ·  Kyle MacGregor@KylesInstagram
0

Surprise!

Well, this is strange. Nintendo has reportedly opened the floodgates for cross-platform play between the Wii U and other consoles. Speaking with Eurogamer, Ripstone Games creative director and co-founder Phil Gaskell said Nintendo agreed to his studio's request to implement cross-play with other systems. 

“We’re launching Pure Chess and Knytt Underground [on Wii U] later this year, and on Pure Chess we asked whether we could do cross-platform multiplayer, expecting it to be the typical closed console platform I’ve been used to working with for 20 years,” Gaskell said.

“Within a couple of days they said, ‘yep, no problem. You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem.’"

However, the matter isn't a done deal just yet. Sony would still have to agree to allow the same.

“We’re still talking to Sony about them relaxing their policies," Gaskell continued. "But we don’t think they’ll have any issue with it. So when we launch Pure Chess you’ll be able to play against Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Android players. And when we patch PlayStation those consoles will be added into the mix as well.” 

While Nintendo has been quiet regarding its dealings with indie developers, Gaskell asserts the platform holder has been far from idle and has been making strides in that arena. The future is looking bright, my friends. 

Indies and the next generation of consoles [Eurogamer via VG247]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Kyle MacGregorWeekend Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2235Posts35Blogs 58Following70Followers111

are two rules to remember if you want to have a good Rule #1: Never run out of Colt Rule #2: Never forget Rule more


 



#Industry Bull #Nintendo #Wii U
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 
spacer