Wii to have Live-like system and servers

June 27, 2006

Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that the Wiiconnect24 service may have downloadable content and micropayments like Xbox Live, but there’s other news hidden away in the article:
[quote]Fils-Aime went on to reiterate the company’s plans to allow for downloadable content. “If you’ve gotten to a particular part in a game, we could push content out to you, so you get to battle a new boss. Maybe you get a new artifact; maybe you get a new weapon,” he said.

These items could be downloaded in the background using the console’s WiiConnect24 service, [b]which will also allow the system to function as a server of sorts, opening Animal Crossing towns and other player-specific content to friends without the console being fully turned on[/b].[/quote]

I’m very curious about that server part. I’m no Animal Crossing fan, but it sounds like it could be fun in a lot of games. Let’s hope it gets put to good use!

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