Satoru Iwata Nintendo chief said that the next-gen Wii U will support free-to-play games model.
“With respect to the Wii U system, when we began working on it, one of our goals was to have a variety of purchase options and additional e-commerce options available at its launch,” That is Iwata confirmation in a Q&A that is posted on Nintendo’s website as cited by GamesRadar.
Wii U will support free-to-play games “And because of that, we have prepared a Digital Rights Management system. We have designed the system from a technical standpoint to allow developers to freely take advantage of things like free to play and micro transactions.”
And this matter, of course, led to more questions whether Nintendo is planning on creating its own F2P games. and on that topic Iwata was less transparent.
Many gamers would like this at all, as Free to Play games are still widely seen as “games they need to trick and trap you into playing. However, the model has long since outgrown to that stigma. Great Free to play game titles like Tribes: Ascend, Lord of the Rings Online and League of Legends, have transformed the face of Free to play games.
For our part, we’re really interested to see what would result from game makers trying to combine an F2P model with hardcore console-gamer sensibilities.
Wii U Will Support Free-To-Play Games if it’ has appropriate experience
And Iwata also noted that Nintendo will not rule out the possibility of exploring “other types of games,” but nintendo was not interested in coding an indigenous F2P title unless it was match and suitable as an F2P
Meanwhile, the debate continues on setting an suitable and apropriate Wii U price point, with Destructoid’s Alec Kubas-Meyer opining that even at the price of $250, the Nintendo Wii U will face some major hurdles.
Relating on Wii U will support free-to-play games Kubas statement ”I want the Wii U to take the gaming world by storm. I really, really do. But with each passing day, I become less and less convinced that Nintendo can make lightning strike twice. Nintendo has a tough road ahead. What they showed at E3 this year is pretty cool, and I think it has a lot of potential,” said Kubas-Meyer.
“But so did the Wii, and only a handful of companies ever figured out how to take advantage of it… Nintendo’s old-fashioned way of doing things with the 3DS seem to have worked out well enough for them, at least in the wake of the price drop. As far as the market was concerned, $250 was too much for a 3DS but perfect for a Wii.
Would it be perfect for a Wii U?”
Michael Pachter Wedbush Morgan analyst concurs, he said that he believes Nintendo will have to price its next-gen Wii console at cost of less than $300 – if it wants to stand any chance to compete in the hyper-competitive gaming market.
“The console must be priced below $300 to succeed, in my opinion, and best at $249 or less,” he added.
So Lets just hope that Wii U Will Support Free-To-Play Games and it will deliver a great game experience. But whether Wii U Will Support Free-To-Play Games it will up to nintendo to decide, but they also have to think about the future gaming that is moving towards free to play games.
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