One of the Wii’s biggest problems was multiplayer and the way Nintendo handled connecting with friends to play anything even remotely online capable. I’m speaking of Nintendo’s terrible friend code system. Apparently it is on its way out, according to a VG247 report – citing an MTV Multiplayer interview with Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt.
During a demo of Ghost Recon Online for Wii U, Blunt told MTV Multiplayer that the new console will finally have normal user accounts for online games, rather than having a code representing each console. Blunt says that the new system is a lot like gamertags on Xbox Live.
"Rather than using friend codes, which we’ve had in the past, we’re able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that’s playing together in the game," he said.
While we hope that Nintendo will have a network system in place so that all games can use one single user id to play online, no one is talking about it right now. That’s our hope at least.
For now multiplayer on Wii U is a mystery.