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Wii Will Not Support Third Party Online Play Until 2007

Posted by James "Cockburn" White

Looks like we're going to have to wait some time to get online play.

IGN published a preview for "Tony Hawks Downhill Jam" today and at the end it has a bit of information regarding the titles online status.

IGN claim that third party developers will not be able to utilise the online interface for the Wii until well into 2007.

Of course I don't think this is going to affect first party support for online play. Super Smash Brothers Brawl is expected to be online with a Q1 2007 release. We will just have to wait for third party games.

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User Comments (5)

The_Stig

#2

The_Stig said:

TBH, I can wait till 2009 until any Tony Hawks game is online, however, I want Super Smash Bros: Brawl, to be online at launch :(

Masterless

#4

Masterless said:

Does that mean a 3rd party online game that comes out at launch can have online but will only be available to play until next year?

Thats acceptable if so, but still Nintendo continue to frustrate me.

Visor

#5

Visor said:

Nah Ryan. I don't believe any third party game has access to the online interface. So there's no way for it to be online.

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