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It appears Nintendo's new console won't have a mandatory achievement-style system like Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. Jeremiah Slaczka, co-founder of 5th Cell, said it's up to the developers to add achievements to their Wii U games. 5th Cell developed Scribblenauts Unlimited for the console's launch on Sunday, November 18.
"There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system wide," Slaczka said on NeoGAF. "They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of 'Global Starite Shards' which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren't area specific."
Slaczka did note, however, this could change in the future. "The Miiverse is in its infancy. Just think how much the PS3/360 dashboard and store changed to meet people's needs. I'm sure Nintendo will do plenty of updates and new integration of systems as time goes on."
[Source: NeoGAF, via Gematsu]
this is the perfect video for this situation
its the right approach. To force developers to do something they dont want to do could end up causing less then stellar games. Always give developers a reason to make the games for your consoles.
I was never really that into them anyway. I have a limited amount of time. I would rather use that to play different games, have new experiences than playing the same game until I get every thing. Is just not worth it to me.
if multi-system games already have achievements then those games will have them in WiiU
Aw, man. That sucks. But I'm still getting ZombiU anyway.
I think that achievements are a cool side thing in games, and I particularly like achievements that force you to get better at a game *cough* Persona 4 Arena's "Score Attack" mode *cough*, but they are in no way mandatory for my enjoyment. My two favorite games of all time are Fallout 2 and Metroid Prime, and they didn't have achievements. They were just damn good games.
Sounds good to me, I couldn't care less for achievements.
Well that's a disappointment :/ Will still maybe check it out after a while for first-party and exclusive games though.
That's cool. It leaves more room for devs to operate and craft their game however they please then. Besides the fact that I can actually screenshot and post my Kodak moments in Miiverse is like an achievement system proxy to me.