We're gearing up for E3 in a few weeks and a few new deets on Nintendo's Wii U are starting to leak. Rumor has it that Nintendo will join Sony and Microsoft by providing gamers with limited cloud storage on the Nintendo Network.
A new tidbit from Wii U Daily suggests Nintendo will follow suit by dishing out 512MB of online storage to each Nintendo Network profile. Wii U Daily says Mozy, Inc, an online backup solutions company will be behind Nintendo's cloud storage service.
The feature will reportedly roll out in 2013. The Wii U, as you probably know is still on track to arrive this holiday season.
There's also no word on whether the feature will cost extra for Wii U owners. Sony and Microsoft both offer their cloud storage as part of their respective PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold paid online services. Nintendo could follow suit.
From the early unveil of the Wii U at last year's E3, Nintendo's been working hard to let everybody know that it will finally embrace online in a big way with Wii U. Nintendo has a lot of catching up to do to what the Xbox 360 and PS3 have already achieved.
Will the Wii U finally get its own version of Achievements and Trophies? I sure hope so. I love Nintendo with a passion, but I have to agree with Fable creator and ex-Microsoft Game Studios Europe honcho Peter Molyneux when he says "Nintendo's slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up."
Via Wii U Daily