The Wii U's online details has been revealed by EA
Nintendo Wii U's online interface was reavealed by EA and the friend codes will be replaced by Nintendo Network ID, but that's all EA has to say. They also said that when setting up Origin account on Wii U, the information from NNID will be there. This includes information such as an email address, friends list, country, language, and date of birth. But the credit card and finanical information will not be in the Origin account.
Finally, Nintendo is taking the right steps! The only thing missing is Steam service on Wii U. What do you guys think?
I find it odd that it took this long to find out some of these tidbits...
Nintendo has always been infamous for keeping info on their products secret until the last possible minute.
It's about damn time they mention something about their online system...
It's kind of funny and sad that it took a different company to mention it though.
Friend Codes gone- WIIN
The Wii U will still have Nintendo's eShop which is already thriving on the 3DS and has gotten many indie developers excited about it for the Wii U.
steam would make it perfect
No more friend codes..? YES.
If you played any EA sports game or Battlefield online you already have an origin id. It's how online worked for EA's other titles on the PS3/360/PC, just a simple log in process to insure your copy of the game is legit.
I don't really know what Origin is, I know people don't like, i don't know why i just know people don't. It seems that Origin is only going to be used for EA games so i don't see why people are don't like the fact its on the Wii U, if you don't like it then don't play EA games
Nintendo Network ID. Sounds like a username type deal. Sweet. Origin for use in EA's games for online? Not surprised, it just links your Origin and NNID anyway like with any other system. Sounds like it'll be fine. For once, EA brings good news.
EA is using it for their games only, and it's not just on the Wii U.
I'd love Steam on Wii U, but that will likely never happen.
Meh, I don't shop using Origin.
I see this has caused a bit of confusion. People, Origin will only be required for EA Games, just like on PCs these days. The online service itself on the Wii U IS not Origin.
I'd complain about Origin, but it's better than no online store at all.
Origin on the Wii U? I didnt want it when it wasnt on the Wii U...
STEAM ON WII U
All I want is the one code (my gaming name) to be used to create a collection of friends whom I can easily play games with and communicate with. If Nintendo goes and does something extra I could careless. I may use it or I may not use it. All I care about is an easy to use friends list and the ability to easy communicate and play with my said friends on my friends list. Sony and Microsoft have invented the wheel. No need to remake it your self.