Miyamoto: Harnessing NFC On Wii U Is Our Priority Right Now

Nintendo's Senior Managing Director also talks dual GamePad support

Super Mario creator and Nintendo Senior Managing Director Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed a little more about his company's plans for the Wii U console, and NFC features quite heavily.

Speaking with Polygon, Miyamoto stressed that NFC is going to happen in a big way on the Wii U:

With NFC, that's a feature that everyone that owns a Wii U can take advantage of. So that's what we're putting our priorities right now. We're hoping that in the near future we'll be able to show you something that will take advantage of the NFC on Wii U and people will be able to enjoy that.

He also shed a little light on the future of multiplayer gaming on the console:

With regards to the two GamePads functionality, from a gaming system standpoint we are developing games that will have that capability. In the future, perhaps when we get closer to something that, an environment where everybody or a large majority of people would have two GamePads, that might be a time where we look at how we can leverage a system of that nature.

Are you excited about the possibilities of NFC tech on the Wii U, or does the notion of using more than one GamePad interest you? Leave a comment to let us know.

[via polygon.com]

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