Wii U Bringing Cross-Platform Play With Mobile Devices

Nintendo has been recently revealed to be sneaking in cross-platform play between the Wii U and mobile devices.

While the software giant still has to officially announce the feature, developer VooFoo went ahead on their work being done on a port of Pure Chess for the Wii U’s eShop and mobile devices.

“They’ve also been very open minded in allowing us to support cross platform play with the iOS and Android versions of Pure Chess,” the developer told GimmieGimmieGames. “This is a really great move and something I hope we’ll be able as developers to do much more in the future.”

While major publisher houses like EA and Ubisoft have voiced their displeasure against the Wii U’s hardware, VooFoo on the other hand is all praise.

“Wii U really seemed to be an ideal platform to bring Pure Chess to,” VooFoo noted. “It’s quite a beast of a machine so is very capable of throwing around some pretty impressive visuals.”

Following below than expected sales for their FIFA 13 title on the Wii U, EA recently announced that they would not be releasing their upcoming line of titles for Nintendo.

Until the Wii U has sold more units, EA finds it an irrational business decision to release Wii U versions of their next-gen FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4.

Recently competitor Sony announced that they would be bringing cross-platform play as well between their next-generation PlayStation 4 console and the PC. Warframe from developer Digital Extremes will allow players on both platforms to wreak havoc on each other.

Nintendo’s Direct Broadcast which aired early this year in February had them calling 2013 the year of Luigi, with plenty of titles based on the green plumber releasing, along with other ones as well including Wind Waker HD and the new Zelda. However, as things stand the remainder of the year will without a doubt have everyone clawing their way out to get hold of either a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.