Nintendo Restricting Third Parties From Wii Online Until 2007

Posted: Aug 25 2006, 9:29am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 11:47pm CDT, in News | Gaming

Nintendo Restricting Third Parties From Wii Online Until 2007
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A ton of the hype surrounding the Nintendo Wii comes from the ability to play online, which is a total breakthrough for a Nintendo home console. And it looks like it's going to be a pretty robust online infrastructure. However, now, according to IGN, online capabilities are going to be exclusive to Nintendo's first-party titles until next year.

The IGN statement in question is as follows: "Gamers hoping for an online component, however, are in for bad news, because one isn't planned. Activision would not say why, but IGN has separately learned from multiple development sources that Nintendo will not release Wii Wi-Fi Connection libraries to third parties until early 2007, which means that no third party launch title will have an online mode."Hm. For all the positive hype the Wii has been receiving over the past couple months, this move could give PS3 an early adopter edge, since there are no indications that its online service will be restricted in any way when it launches in November.

Read the IGN article. Via Engadget and Aussie Nintendo.

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