No more friend codes for Wii U

No more friend code swapping for Nintendo and co; the Wii U will be ditching the system in favor of a service similar to Xbox Live. One MTV blogger reported the news after being told so by Ubisoft producer Adrian Blunt, who was demoing Ghost Recon Online for the new system at E3.

Blunt revealed that Wii U will use a name system similar to gamertags. He went on to talk about “the ability to easily find friends.”

“Rather than using friend codes, which we’ve had in the past,” he said, “we’re able to connect players in a much easier way, which allows us to have a community that’s playing together in the game.”

Seems like Nintendo really are catching up with this one.