Knytt Underground developer Ripstone has said that Nintendo has given it permission for cross-platform play between the Wii U and other consoles.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, the developer told the site that Nintendo was pretty quick to agree to its request.
“We’re launching Pure Chess and Knytt Underground later this year, and on Pure Chess we asked whether we could do cross-platform multiplayer, expecting it to be the typical closed console platform I’ve been used to working with for 20 years,” he said.
“Within a couple of days they said, ‘yep, no problem. You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem.’”
Gaskell said he is also speaking to other developers regarding cross-platform play and is hopeful they'll allow it.
“We’re still talking to Sony about them relaxing their policies, but we don’t think they’ll have any issue with it. So when we launch Pure Chess you’ll be able to play against Wii U, 3DS, iOS and Android players. And when we patch PlayStation those consoles will be added into the mix as well,” he concluded.
So what do you think of this news? Would you like to see cross-platform play in more console games?