Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell has revealed that there is to be no achievement or trophy system universal to Wii U games. The announcement comes with the reveal of the Scribblenauts Unlimited “Global Starite” system, which gives players small challenges to complete. The developer stated the following to NeoGAF:
“There are no Wii U accomplishments that are system-wide. They are up to the developers to include or not include. Scribblenauts Unlimited loosely has them in the form of “Global Starite Shards” which is like a giant checklist of global things to spawn and do in the game that aren’t area specific.”
While games will be able to have their own achievements, they will have to be added by developers to individual games rather than being stored as a profile for each console user. The news may disappoint some who were hoping for the Wii U to move towards a PS3/Xbox 360 style of online community. Were you hoping for a unified achievement system? Perhaps you couldn’t care less! Whatever your view, let us know in the comments below.