As the number of platforms which games are played on diversifies, companies such as Sony and Nintendo are slowly but surely opening up their consoles to communicate with other devices.
The latest example of this is Pure Chess which is already available for PS3, PS Vita, iOS and Android. The game’s publisher, Ripstone, has told Eurogamer that Nintendo has agreed to allow cross-platform play for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS versions of Pure Chess. This means that someone playing the game on a Nintendo platform can engage in multiplayer matches with players using iOS or Android devices.
According to Ripstone’s creative director Phil Gaskell, Nintendo responded to the publisher’s request for cross-platform play in Pure Chess by saying:
“Yep, no problem. You can have other console players playing against Wii U players. You can have smartphone players play against them. No problem.”
“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 to the mix as well.”
Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of Pure Chess for screenshots and DLC news.