Nintendo has confirmed that it will allow developers to create cross-play between its own consoles and those of competitors.
“We can confirm that Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive Studios, Cubeman 2 from Three Sprockets and Pure Chess from Ripstone, all have the ability to play on Nintendo systems,” a Nintendo rep told VG247. “While at the same time communicating with consumers using those same games on other systems. Additional games using this functionality are in development.”
The first game expected to play across all platforms will be Pure Chess. “You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem,” explained Phil Gaskell, creative director and co-founder of Ripstone.
Soon we may see Wii U vs. iPad vs. PS Vita battles but there will be two consoles left out of the party, Microsoft keep the Xbox Live network locked down tight.