Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Miyamoto says Wii U NFC is a priority

Image of Wii U GamePad with NFC Reader/Writer highlighted
One of the GamePad's features has been neglected so far.

Nintendo Senior Managing Director Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke with Polygon about the Big N's plans for their new console, and he says that implementing the use of the GamePad's NFC is a major priority. He didn't give any specific details about how it will be used, but it is interesting to know that the company is working on it.
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.
Miyamoto also made a brief comment about the future of multiplayer gaming on the console, specifically the use of two GamePads simultaneously.
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.
Source: Polygon

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