Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about Wii U online, specifically how enthusiasm from companies such as Valve and Ubisoft is a good sign for the future of online connectivity through Nintendo. The same can be said for EA.
recently sat down with EA Sports head Peter Moore to discuss his thoughts on the Wii U. In the interview, Moore discusses how Nintendo has recognized that the future is connected and how they are to committed to creating a solid online system.
Well I mean we’re a long way away from it going live, but their intentions are good. They recognize they fell behind a little bit with the Wii at the same time Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are accelerating by the tens of millions of users. You weren’t getting that level of interaction and engagement from Wii consumers.
Nintendo has recognized the future is connected. The future is online. The future is about building powerful communities. They know they have to do that, and certainly with the conversations I’ve been in with them I’m very optimistic. We all need to help them, which we’re all willing to do. When I say “we” I mean developers and publishers bringing their best practices.
I think it would be great to have three, powerful online game networks going at it with each other.
Everyday, especially with tidbits like the one above, I get a little more excited for the Wii U. However, I’m refraining from getting my expectations too high, unless hoping that the Wii U’s online functions will operate well and in a way that makes sense is too high an expectation.
Readers, at its base level, what you think Wii U online needs to achieve to be deemed successful? What are ways you’d like it to exceed your expectations?