Nintendo Opens Doors For Steam and Other Networks on Wii U

If you've ever despaired at the online provisions available on the Wii, rest assured that things will be very different with the Wii U. Very, very different in fact, as Nintendo is apparently more than happy for third party publishers to use their own networks on the Wii U.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that Nintendo had decided to sidestep the arguments with publishers over using their own systems. He said that Nintendo wanted to get the best of what the third party publishers had to offer to make. This would mean that deals like the one that Sony reached with Valve over having Steam on the PS3 would be fairly commonplace, and might even open the door to cross-platform play as with the PC and PS3 versions of Portal 2.

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Active Reload2449d ago

Like I said a couple of weeks ago. Nintendo is going to offer an "App" type service, where pubs/devs have an app for download--as a store front for their products-- onto the Wii U, and people access it to play those pubs/devs games online, buy dlc etc.etc...I wouldn't be surprised to see EA's Orgin, the first or one of the first to be on there.

Shackdaddy8362449d ago

I like the sounds of that. Hope steam joins the ride so I can get deals like I can on PC :)

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topekomsi2449d ago (Edited 2449d ago )

This is really good news for ninty, i hope sony and M$ follow suit and turn the networks off, let steam and origin and onlive and who ever else in the "network" game.

*edit still think they should use bluray, so people with blurays would be more apt to buy wii u.

charmer2449d ago

seem to me that nintendo is being careful and making the right moves with the wiiu...time will tell

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