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Nintendo allow cross-platform play for Pure Chess


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?

Edited On 14 Oct, 2013

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Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Hopefully more devs will pick up on this and other network owners will be as broad minded, no reason why we can't have people on Wii U, PS4 and Xbone all playing together.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Microsoft will never go for Cross-Platform
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
Great, they allowed multiplayer for a game, that has none. On playstation there's only one "multiplayer" mode in this game - play by mail. How exactly, I wonder, player on WiiU should connect to someone playing on tablet?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If you read the Article it says they will patch it in to the PS3 version
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Burner 3 years ago
I can't see why any gamer no matter what system they prefer would be against this. I think it would be cool to be able to play against anyone on any console.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
For one there are the Xbox Fanboys and some PS3 Fanboys
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Burner 3 years ago
Hey there are Nintendo fanboys as well Nox! This generation of gamers has been nothing but fanboys.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Most Nintendo Fanboy/girls (Gloria) know when there is a good thing though. Most Xbox Fanboys don't, you just need to look at the petition to bring back the DRM to see that
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
The thing is that Ninty fanboys/Gloria accept decisions by the company, MS fanboys aren't happy regardless of what decisions are made and are more interested in the failings of the competition than their own sucess
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Touche
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Hymeleon 3 years ago
Missed that part. But again, how they going to connect PSN users and, say, WiiU users? Play by mail mode is pretty piontless. There should be head-to-head online mode which is almost unprecedented for different networks...
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
You can play certain turn based games across mobile platforms currently, providing all the data is kept on a server you would be able to have a chess, scrabble, drafts, backgammon HELL even monopoly in a cross platform format on console, Handheld, PC and mobile.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Portal 2: PS3 Users & Steam Users can play with each other
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
They were going to do the same with CS:GO... speaking of CS:GO did it ever get a PS3:EU release?
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Shadowrun for the 360 was crossplay as was FF 11, FF 14. Defiance was going to but they could not come to an agreement with sony and microsoft though they did have it working on there own system in studio apparently.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Wasn't Tootell playing it a while back? I don't think he has a US account
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh and Blazblue Calamity Trigger is Cross-play with GFWL
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I think it uses GFWL
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Then again GFWL is a Microsoft Platform
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I know sony are the ones that seem to do it more but apparently microsoft are looking to do it with the xbox one http://www.computerandvideogames.com/433648/xbox-one-and-pc-cross-platform-play-makes-sense-says-exec/
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Also did they not say that project spark will have it.

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