First Wii U online details

The first bit of details surrounding Wii U’s online functionality have come out. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt confirmed that the online platform will ditch friend codes and have accounts / friends lists similar to Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.

“There’s a few things on that,” said Blunt, regarding online. “The first is the ability for individuals to make accounts. Rather than a machine having an account, each individual user has an account.”

Asked if it was near the same experience an Xbox LIVE user would get, Blunt replied: “Yeah, exactly.”

Another big improvement noted by the producer is the friends system.

“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.”

Wii U is out in 2012.

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