As we all know a trophy/achievement system was absent from Nintendo's last home console, however the "Big N" has previously commented on the matter by saying a reward system will be present in the Wii U through their online social network, Miiverse.
A new rumor states that the Wii U will have "accomplishments"; the origin of the rumor comes from a future racing game called Project Cars that will be launching for the Wii U early next year.
Back at last year's E3, Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime commented on the matter by saying that the Wii U accomplishment system will be "Developer Driven" and that Nintendo will not make it mandatory for developers to include "accomplishments" in every game.
If you’re unfamiliar with achievement/trophy systems, they are basically rewards you get for completing challenges within the game. Typically these challenges were designed to lengthen the game's lifespan by enticing players to test their skill so that they could rank up their Gamerscore or add to their trophy shelves.
Above you can see the source of the name "accomplishments" which came from the official Project Cars forums (a login is required by the way). But the name is still a rumor, it's possible that the developer used the name as a placeholder untill Nintendo gives the official word. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
So, g1s what do ya think? Will you be gunning for every last one of those "accomplishments"? Or do you think reward systems are a joke? Let me know in the comments!
» Source: http://wiiudaily.com/2012/08/wii-u-achievements-to-be-called-accomplishments/
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