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!
[url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17927]Wii could support microtransactions[/url] (Gamesindustry.biz)