For those who were hoping to integrate Miiverse on their Nintendo Wii U consoles with Facebook or Twitter, that’s not going to happen.
Nintendo told GamesIndustry International that Miiverse, which will be integrated into the Wii U’s system menu and games, won’t communicate with other social networks. .
“What we have discussed so far… I think it is the other way around, from any devices in the future you will be able to access the Miiverse, from mobile phone or laptop,” said Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer. “You can check what’s going on and even participate.”
“On the Wii U we do have additional reasons for connecting, we talked about things like the video chat system, nothing revolutionary but it’s going to be convenient, it’s going to be easy.
“And the Miiverse is the one actually that I believe has a very unique feature which is we put ourselves in the situation of making sure the people you can communicate with they are somehow already in a kind of community. The community will be the Wii U owners, who will have this common interest for video games and our expectation about that is it’s going to be a way to enhance the idea of sharing information on the video game.”
Though social networking integration would certainly be nice, is it really necessary? Do you gamers care whether or not Facebook and Twitter are used in the system?