The previous two console generations have not been kind to Nintendo fans looking for online experiences. While the Wii U has made great leaps and bounds over both the GameCube and Wii in that respect, it still has a ways to go to catch-up to the PS3 and Xbox 360.
For example, while Wii U owners that pick up Need for Speed: Most Wanted will find that the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC will be available on the disc itself (at no extra charge), it’s starting to seem less likely that we’ll be seeing anymore downloadable content.
Criteron Games’ Alex Ward told a fan on Twitter that there are “No plans at present” for future DLC offerings. This means that the Movie Legends, NFS Heroes, and Terminal Velocity packs, which have already been released on other consoles, are unlikely to show up on Wii U.
While this doesn’t mean that things can’t change at some point, this is not the first time a Wii U game hasn’t received DLC that other console versions have. Mass Effect 3, which came out at launch, still has yet to receive any of the digital offerings that other console versions have.
That’s not to say that Need for Speed: Most Wanted won’t have its own set of Nintendo exclusives, however. The Wii U version will have an exclusive co-op mode and off-TV play when it releases tomorrow.
Are these features worth more to you than the DLC offerings that PS3 and Xbox 360 owners received? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: Nintendo Life