E3 2011: Nintendo To Standardize Online Gaming Experience
In an interview with MTV’s Russ Frushtick, Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt revealed that Nintendo would be standardizing their online experience to work similar to Microsoft and Sony’s services. Nintendo has always been a bit quirky when it comes to online play, and certainty have not utilized the full potential of the medium. Blunt said the following about the new functionality of Nintendo’s online:
“Also the ability to easily find friends. 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.”
Although Blunt did not get more specific than this, this is very exciting news, and will definitely boost sales of the Wii U despite the Nintendo stock plummeting 10% after the announcement.