Wii U eShop "More Open, Social and Indie-Friendly" Than Wii
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
We should hope so, too
Although we don't yet know much about Wii U eShop, we're continuing to hear good things about it from some developers with an inside perspective. The latest to step forward is Broken Rules, which is bringing Chasing Aurora to the new system this November.
When it comes to giving a comparison with the download service on Wii, Broken Rules is well-placed having brought its popular title And Yet It Moves to the service. The Wii Shop has suffered from technical limitations and issues enforced by Nintendo itself with licensing and quality control, but improvements that have been noticeable in the eShop on 3DS seem to be carrying across to Wii U, as the developer explained to Official Nintendo Magazine.
I can not talk about the new eShop in detail. What I do know is that Nintendo is doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly than the Wii ever was.
There are people at Nintendo who know where innovative games come from. And if you look at the launch line-up you can clearly see that those people have had a say in it. At the same time, the Wii U with its various controller configurations calls for experimental games of all kinds and Nintendo is always eager to have games make good use of its console's innovations.
After such a rocky start in download games, Nintendo appears to be gradually catching up with its competitors in terms of supporting developers and giving gamers what they want. We've got some big download developer interviews looking at this subject coming very soon to Nintendo Life, so keep your eyes peeled.