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Nintendo: more cross-play titles in the works, company “committed” to helping devs

Monday, 21st October 2013 03:18 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Nintendo has confirmed with VG247 that it supports cross-play between the 3DS, Wii U and non-Nintendo platforms, including other consoles.

Responding to a query about Pure Chess, which is likely to support cross-play with PlayStation 3 and Vita, Nintendo confirmed it’s given the go-ahead.

“We can confirm that cross-platform functionality is possible in certain titles that play on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as well as other video game systems not made by Nintendo. We are committed to helping developers realise the full potential of their software on Nintendo systems,” a representative said in a statement.

“We can confirm that Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive Studios, Cubeman 2 from Three Sprockets and Pure Chess from Ripstone, all have the ability to play on Nintendo systems while at the same time communicating with consumers using those same games on other systems. Additional games using this functionality are in development.”

Cubemen 2 was the first game announced with cross-play, and if Sony agrees, Pure Chess will be the first to have cross-play with a rival console – as opposed to mobile or computer platform. Disney Infinity has cross-play with mobile apps.

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5 Comments

  1. Dragon

    Good good. It means similarly other platform holders are allowing it too. Will definitely help small games especially since multiplayer can get barren due to lack of players. Such initiatives will help to keep the online alive for longer.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    “committed” to helping devs”

    That’s good but they also need to be committed to helping consumers. By that I mean sorting out a unified account system and have cross-buy on Wii U & 3DS…

    #2 11 months ago
  3. dreamcastnews

    Can only be a good thing….

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @1/2/3
    Exactly.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. MrWaffles

    Nintendo needs to revolutionize the world of gaming again, they need to be the ones to lower the price of games to $30, they need to lower the barrier even more, they need to adapt or they will keep incurring in loses.

    Nintendo, you can still change the world.

    #5 11 months ago

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