E3 2011: Nintendo To Standardize Online Gaming Experience

on June 10, 2011 4:00 PM

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.

[MTV Games]

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