Frozenbyte: "The Wii U eShop is Very Promising"
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Affordable updates and certification on the wish list
Of all we've heard and seen of Wii U, the eShop remains the biggest mystery. We may have an idea of some of the launch window titles, but we know little of what it'll look like or what additional content it'll feature, beyond games.
We do know of Nintendo learning from some past mistakes, however, such as allowing multiple user accounts on a system. There have been some positive noises from developer's who've seen a little more, too, with Trine 2 developer Frozenbyte joining in. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, the title's producer Lauri Hyvärinen shared some initial impressions, as well as hopes for the platform's future.
Nintendo is taking online very seriously with Wii U. Everything we have seen and heard about the Wii U eShop sounds very promising.
Our hopes as developers are quite simple: inexpensive updating and easy certification process. That's really it. If the Wii U eShop can deliver either one of these, or even both, then we will be very happy!
Perhaps the latter point is more interesting, especially after high profile issues with updates and certification on the Wii Shop, such as those explained by Trent Oster of Beamdog, though improvements compared to the Wii service have been evident in the 3DS eShop since it launched. How optimistic are you that Nintendo will make Wii U eShop an attractive platform for developers?