Cross-platform play with the Wii U has been allowed by Nintendo
Nintendo has opened themselves up to the possibilities of cross-platform play with the Wii U according to publisher Ripstone.
The publisher's creative director Phil Gaskell has revealed that they have been given permission by Nintendo to add cross-platform functionality with console and smartphone to the Wii U versions of Pure Chess and Knytt Underground.
“They're [Nintendo] changing their policies on the technical side a lot swifter,” Gaskell revealed. “We're launching Pure Chess and Knytt Underground later this year, and on Pure Chess we asked whether we could do cross-platform multiplayer, expecting it to be the typical closed console platform I've been used to working with for 20 years. Within a couple of days they said, 'yep, no problem. You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem.'
He added, "We're still talking to Sony about them relaxing their policies, but we don't think they'll have any issue with it. So when we launch Pure Chess you'll be able to play against Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Android players. And when we patch PlayStation those consoles will be added into the mix as well."