In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, developer VooFoo stated that Nintendo is allowing for their new game, Pure Chess, to have cross platform play with Android and iOS devices. When asked about their experience working with Nintendo, they had this to say: Nintendo have been incredibly helpful throughout the development of Pure Chess and have helped make the process as easy as possible for us. Right from the off [sic], they were keen to loan kits and they’ve always been very prompt to respond to any queries or issues we’ve come across during development. They’ve also been very open minded in allowing us to support cross platform play with the iOS and Android versions of Pure Chess – this is a really great move and something I hope we’ll be able as developers to do much more in the future. With Miiverse now on mobile devices, Nintendo is already exploiting the benefits of cross platform functionality. Still, allowing VooFoo the freedom to release their game on multiple platforms is a bold and open move by Nintendo. But, as any chess player knows, you have to move your pawns before your queen can strike. It will be interesting to see how far this freedom extends in the future. local_offer Android iOS Nintendo Pure Chess VooFoo wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Zorpix It’s nice to see Nintendo exploring these possibilities. Maybe we’ll even be able to cross play with Xbox and PS4 one day (doubtful, but would be nice) Edward For sure. They should do this with every game. Zorpix I wish… Petri It is possible, but not probable. Microsoft has made clear they want to keep their online network in a tight leash, and now with Sony charging (and probably investing too) on their own online network, they might steer the same way as Microsoft. Theiz Zzee It seems like they are headed that way. Here is another example of gameplay being shared across the board on nearly every platform. http://www.vg247.com/2013/08/26/wonderflick-coming-to-ps3-ps4-vita-wii-u-xbox-one-and-mobile/ Zorpix oh I know it’s not likely at all. Just be a cool idea Ace J nah Sony and Nintendo are the only 2 that are exploring cross platform play. i can kinda see a ps4, wii u, and pc cross platform game one day. but as for the xbox one, no. microsoft made it clear that they dont want to share servers. that’s why none of the xboxs consoles got FF XIV adamm isnt Defiance cross-platform 360/PS3/PC? readypembroke Portal 2 on PS3 does cross plat with Macs and PCs 00EpicGamer00 That’s what I hope what happens one day. Somebody creates a console that plays ALL games, I’m surprised nobody has even tried experimented with that. But, since technology is advancing, I think it’s likely that in the far-ish (maybe near) future, we’ll have a console that plays all games. It’s just a matter of time until somebody discovers how to do it. I fine this really weird…we we’re talkihg about this in one of my classes a few days ago. Kind of like deja vu. Ducked And people say Nintendo is living in the past… Zorpix String sarcasm = “ALL THOSE KIDDIE GAMES LIKE CHESS ONLY BABIES PLAY CHESSS”; cout << sarcasm; Mario I know this is sarcasm but chess is not a kiddie game since everyone plays it. Zorpix if you realized it’s sarcasm then why was that necessary? Mario I don’t know. I guess I just wanted to say something about this. Zorpix fair enough :3 Ducked Yeah, but if PlayStation or Xbox gets chess, then it’s oh Wii U got a baby version that’s for little kids. We got the adult version. (sarcasm) Andreas Sunde Isn’t this already on PS3/Vita? Ducked I dunno lonewolf88 yeah man instead of just taking the piece you kill it making blood and gore splash every where. Ducked Exactly, each move you make, blood and gore flies everywhere. Totally awesome UMG. John Smith Nintendo 2DS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dC36kiPHQc uPadWatcher This Nintendo 2DS got more twerks than Miley Cyrus “The Virus” at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday. John Smith Wii u ZeldaArt Box Revealed ! http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/91e7578530f492fd3bb13e325725aad04df4c916/c=31-0-2423-1800&r=x404&c=534×401/local/-/media/USATODAY/test/2013/08/28/1377702880000-WiiU-LOZWWHD-3Dpkg-front.jpg RoboticLink Note: It doesn’t come with a physical copy of Wind Waker OR a physical copy of Hyrule Historia… That really disappointed me, I hate how they think that we all prefer digital Ducked Yeah that’s what disappoints me as well. Ducked I saw that it’s beautiful! I’ll be trading in my current Wii U for this. But the only thing that gets me is that WW HD is digital 🙁 Wayne Beck Price Drop! John Smith Yes, Cheaper Zelda Wii u ! http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/91e7578530f492fd3bb13e325725aad04df4c916/c=31-0-2423-1800&r=x404&c=534×401/local/-/media/USATODAY/test/2013/08/28/1377702880000-WiiU-LOZWWHD-3Dpkg-front.jpg ludist210 That’s potentially huge for mobile developers. Pair that with Unity being offered for free? Wow. Stephen Davis You guys NEED to see the trailer for this! The graphics are gorgeous! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un49ThIppCc “This game looks sexier than a dark mahogany grand piano with gold trimmings around the pegs and crystal carved keys. Yeah, it’s that freaking sexy” – William Usher. Another dev showing the WIIU some love 😛 “Wii U really seemed to be an ideal platform to bring Pure Chess to – it’s quite a beast of a machine so is very capable of throwing around some pretty impressive visuals.” – VooFoo Team SonicLucario This is pretty interesting Martijn Plasmans Smart move! BIG Franky I believe that Disney Infinity is already cross-platform as well….I could be wrong, but I believe I read that somewhere…. all players can play online in other people’s toy box creations except wii. But i think that Wii-U, PS3, and XB360 users can all play with each other. Zorpix love a source on this Gregg Cerenzio YES. Toy Box mode is cross platform. You can download Toy Box levels created on any system. But you can’t play together with those on other systems. It’s a (big) start Castamere Aw, I thought they meant cross-platform between the Wii U and 3DS. Mseevers95 I think it would be cool to have an Assassin’s Creed game with cross platform play between wiiU and Ps4. I’m not including the Xbone because microsoft would never do it. Bob Wilkerson Wish more games allowed for this.. If a game is multi-platform players should be able to play with each other on the platform of their choice. Power to the gamers LopsidedPasta I happen to be a huge Chess fan. Day one purchase… possibly Guhtere Hopefully with the Wii U, Nintendo will allow cross-platform play with Sony and Microsoft someday. It could happen.