Nintendo may be ditching its 12-digit Friend Codes in favor of an Xbox Live Gamertag-like system.

MTV Multiplayer talked to Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt during a demo of Ghost Recon Online, and he said that Wii U wouldn't have friend codes, but would adopt a individual user account system similar to Gamertags. "Rather than using friend codes, which we've had in the past, we're able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that's playing together in the game."

Is this single-handedly one of the best features of the new system? Sarcasm or sad commentary?