According to a report today from VG 24/7, Knytt Underground developer Ripstone said Nintendo has given them the green light for cross-play with the Wii U.
wow that's a first and also really good news! :D
Very good news indeed.
Definitely a step in the right direction
My dreams of having a SSB game featuring all console mascots is one step closer...
Can see this happening with PS4 however Microsoft are very closed with their network so don't expect them to be accepting.
yeah especialllly as we've seen the Wii U misso ut on multiplayer on some stuff. Batman Arkham Origins to name one
@ reverent ... thats never going to happen. Smash Bros is a nintendo first party title. This x-play deal will be for third party multiplatform games like a Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed Games like Killzone, Halo, Smash Bros wont be affected by this since they wont be released on the other consoles.
Since we know this wont hapoen with Supersmash bros, since its a Nintendo exclusive. Anyone else wants a new POWER STONE???? Please capcom...do something
.. . it begins
I see crossplay with pc and mobile as something that will become common the upcoming generation. Too bad crossplay with other consoles probably won't happen for a long time :(.
Final Fantasy XI did it between PS2,PC, and X360 but I think thats the only game that did it.
MS only allowed it because they thought it would attract more Japanese consumers to their consoles. However they wouldn't allow with FF14. I guess they don't the idea of PC,PS3,PS4 and XB1 all playing under one roof.
Phantasy star online was also well capable of doing that. It's not so much the hardware it's running on but how data is handled between client/server.
Portal 2 for ps3 x-play with pc's through the Steam networks
Cross play for smaller titles is becoming more and more essential I believe. As they have small crowds on each platform. If they have cross play between them all then they have one large crowd. Alot of developers that try this get discouraged when Microsoft says no and drop cross play altogether. Like Defiance. Which was intended at first to be cross platform play with PC, PS3, X360 and they even had a test build up and running doing this, but Microsoft said no to X360 doing it so they stopped it. I do see 2nd screen players being mixed into alot of next generation titles. Which is a positive thing and one step closer to cross platform play for all games. :) I personally would love to cross platform play with many of my friends that own other consoles. Its a bonus to matchmaking time reduction as well.
Better late than never. I'm happy that Nintendo is doing this. :) Nexus 7 2013
is this a rumor or true? c'mon, it was already confirmed by Ripstone that Nintendo had no problem with cross-play support with other consoles, in terms of multiplayer. it's act'ly good news. something that will perhaps benefit the whole industry; coz you'll be enjoying the game more on your preferred console.
i would love the other two consoles to get on board with this as this could change the gaming landscape in a very good way
Interesting move by Nintendo. The competition in the console market is great, surely it can only create better things for the consumer.
Exactly, it only benefits us as a whole.
To bad more games don't have cross platform play between the consoles, it opens up some new idea. for a co-op game for example you need to pair up with someone from another system and leaderboards to check out if the best players are on your console or another. Console A vs Console B in some team multiplayer deathmatch. lmao Edit: This is honestly a great move though, It adds another pool of online players to dip into for the community
Who cares who did it first as soon as Nintendo takes a leap of faith and does something no one else has all the party poopers come out in bunches. Analog stick, Rumble feature ect.... Just appreciate that a company is actually doing this and like always its Nintendo, some people act like they have stock in all these companies lol when most live with the parents and pay no one rent , with no sense of responsibility......(Oh how I envy you guys, and miss those days) really I do lol
Already said this in another article. X-play is already a possibility with the ps3 and pc's. Look at portal 2.
this isn't really about crossplatform with pc but more about the connection between different consoles that's quite big
Im sorry but do you not consider PC's to be a gaming console rig that plays all the same games as what you currently play on either PS or XB? Games such as CoD and Battlefield? Which are what most gamers play and is on all major systems. This isn't a personal dig or anything mate. Im just after your view on it.
Its a big deal because the wiiu is crossplaying with different consoles belonging to Sony and Ms, their main competitors in the home console market.
of course you can game on a pc to answer your question but it has nothing to do with the point i'm trying to make. the pc is an open platform a gameconsole is made by a certain company and is a closed platform towards other companies . in the past it happened before with games like ff11 and pso i didn't know about portal2 but pc console connection already exists. the point i'm making is about the connection between rival consoles that has never happened before . this time it's a chess game not that special itself but what if activision made the next c.o.d and allowed crossplatform online between wii u ps4 x1 and pc that would be epic no matter wich console you own to be able to play with ALL your friends and always people online . that's why i said it wasn't really about the pc console connection
Good move by nintendo.
old news, but good nonetheless
I'm a Wii U owner and i hope things change with Batman Origins which i doubt it :(
If it sells well and gamers demand it, they could have a patch. Not that I see that happening. Nintendo posesses the majority of the blame for lack of enthusiasm in regards to the oddly named WiiU. But ZombiU wasn't great either... and Ubisoft wants to see a return, and they haven't seen it.
just imagine what this could be down the line in a couple of years. you could see wii u/xbox one/ps4 owners fighting each other in street fighter V, mortal kombat, or some other third party game.
Sounds too good to be true. What about COD though.... Better start my Nintendo clan now.
it seems impossible now, but who knows, in 3yrs people could be arguing on n4g about how we now have proof that nintendo wii u owners beat ps4 owners at COD 70% of the time, or ps4 owners beat xboxONE owners at madden 70% of the time, or xboxONE owners beat ps4 owners at street fighter V.