Wii U games will be “free-to-play model with microtransactions”. The company has announced a new DRM system and its commitment to offer a flexible model in the face of developers.
Nintendo continues to reveal important details about Wii U. Thanks to the site CVG we have heard that the new console will expand its catalog to offer ‘free-to-play’ games and adopt a model of micro-transactions for those developers who choose to go for these services.
The objective is to offer opportunities to third party companies and renew online content offerings. In other words, adapt and reformulate the approach sustained by consoles like Wii, “With respect to Wii U, when we started working on it, one of our goals was to have a large number of options and offers available online in our launch,” He added: “We have therefore prepared a DRM (Digital Rights Management system) system. We designed the system from a technical point of view that enables the developers to freely take advantage of aspects such as’ free-to-play or microtransactions. ”
Unfortunately, Nintendo will not give that option with their own titles. Without specifying how the DRM system will be, the company has made clear that their games will not be launched under the ‘freemium’ model, nonetheless in tablets or smartphones: “Right now we have an eye on the ‘free-to- play ‘ option and not think that’s the direction we should take right now. ”
However, the company left the door open for the future: “That does not mean that they will not count with an adapted content based to that model.” In any case, without knowing more details of the decision, we received the news with satisfaction. It is increasingly clear that Wii U will be a step forward in the future of the company and, of course, in the future of the industry, where Nintendo still has much to say.
For our part, we will continue waiting for Wii U. There are still many details in the air, as the price of the console, its launch date or the final technical specifications of the platform.
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