Wii U Will Not Force Developers to Include ‘Achievement’ Style Rewards

by on June 12, 2012

Wii-U-Will-Not-Force-Developers-to-Include-'Achievement'-Style-RewardsThe Wii U will feature support for ‘Achievement’ style rewards but it will be up to the developers whether to include them.

In 2005 the Xbox 360 introduced the most addicting and polarising feature of this generation, Achievements. Since then Sony have adopted a similar system with Trophies but Nintendo still aren’t convinced.

Speaking to Kotaku, President of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the Wii U will offer the feature but won’t force it:

We will have that (system achievements). Once you start getting into game-specific, that’s developer driven.

The lack of mandatory ‘Achievements’ probably means the Wii U will also lack any kind of overall ‘Gamerscore’.

Do these kind of features matter to you, what’s your view on the importance of in-game rewards?

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  • http://GodisaGeek.com/ Adam Cook

    Either you force every developer to include it, or you don’t include it at all, full stop. Sony tried making it optional, and they quickly made it mandatory. There’s a difference between thinking you’re better than everyone else, and totally ignoring VALUABLE lessons learned by other people. This could turn out to be the later.

  • Lee Garbutt

    That’s just Nintendo all over though – Going out of their way to try and be different, even if it means pissing off a whole lot of people.