Wii U won't have a standardised Achievements system

It appears the Wii U won’t have a system-wide Achievements or Trophies system like the Xbox 360 or PS3, but instead will allow developers the choice on whether to build them and Miiverse functionality into their titles on a game by game basis – and even first-party Nintendo studios won’t be required to use it.

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DaThreats2279d ago

Bet 95% of games will have it anyway

PirateThom2279d ago

Then why not just make it a requirement and have 100% of games using it?

guitarded772279d ago

Bill Trinen said: “We tend to do it more built into the game itself. What I think is going to be different about Wii U is that you then have the opportunity, through Miiverse, to then share that information.”

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You can read into it what you want, but there is no conformation that games will not have a standardized achievement system. What he's focusing on is how those in-game achievements are relayed through Miiverse.

Of course Nintendo not making standardized protocols with minimum standards is F'n stupid. I see this more like how NEAR works on PSV... you still get trophies in game, but only certain in game elements can be shared through NEAR. Anyway, we have to wait for the Miiverse press conference for answers. I sure hope Nintendo does the right thing.

Sono4212279d ago

Nintendo stated their opinion on this a while ago I don't know why this is suddenly news. They said they don't want to force it on devs. They want it to be their decision. Nintendo said achievments somewhat take you out of the experience (That's their opinion) but they realize there is a demand for them so they added them, but they left it up to the developer to choose whether or not they want them in there. Seems completely reasonable if you ask me.. if your really that big on achievements and won't buy a game without them i'm sure it will say it on the box somewhere.

Sono4212279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

Dufuq? Why only disagrees? What i'm saying is fact, I wish I had a photographic memory so I could post a link to the exact article I read but I can't seem to find it, anyways here's one of him saying something similar to this dating back to June 12th. Old news.

blumatt2279d ago

Well the PS3 didnt have one at first either so maybe the Wii U get an update later on and implement them. Simple fix. Does seem silly not to have them at launch though.

Pushagree2279d ago

Casual console confirmed.

PygmelionHunter2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

Lack of useless imaginary achievements = casual

But of course! How could I miss that? How will I be able to enjoy gaming anymore after this catastrophe?

PopRocks3592279d ago

So how is it a casual console on the grounds that they don't force achievements on developers?

rainslacker2278d ago (Edited 2278d ago )

Guess that means the PS3 was a casual console when it released then. /s

Actually I'm not really sure if Sony forces achievements from the developer or not right now, so maybe it still is a casual system..../s

TrevorPhillips2279d ago

That'll be sweet! Imagine playing for example Super Mario and scoring achievements or whatever name they'll have for it :))

HebrewHammer2279d ago

I think you may have misread the title :( lol

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GhostHero3332279d ago

Really hope they do this for most of the hit titles. And the big multiplatform games.

ChunkyLover532279d ago

They wont force first anyway. I have a feeling its going to be instituted by 99% of developers anyway. Third party games that are multi-platform make Achievements/Trophies anyway, so they can easily implement Nintendo's Accomplishments. I'm sure first party games will also offer these as well.

I think if enough people complain, Nintendo will listen and add them to all games, just like Sony did with the PS3 and Trophies. They weren't there at first, then were optional, but by 2009 they were mandatory. Some people love them, and if you don't like them, it wouldn't make a difference either way. I think they attract core gamer's and add replay value.

rainslacker2278d ago

I don't see why it would ever need to be forced. It's not like it's terribly hard to add achievements to games, especially if you plan it from the beginning. Also some people look for them which means an added sale.

Otherwise I do agree with your post.

DivineAssault 2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

It will be implemented into the games just like 3DS does right? wait which games use it again? If thats the case, wii does it too.. I think xenoblade was the only game to do it.. Miiverse needs to be broken into further detail for me to understand what they mean by all this.. Hopefully the reviews of this system are released shortly before launch.. Im hoping for the best with this one, just not buying it til i see more

WiiUalpha2279d ago

Metroid Prime 3 had achievements too.

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