Tuesday, September 2, 2014
An Origin account will be required to play EA games online on the Wii U

An Origin account will be required to play EA games online on the Wii U

EA confirms Origin accounts will also be on the Wii U, as they are on current consoles and PC’s.

The company was recently found to have updated its privacy policy to address what authentication will be required from Wii U players.

“If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you.”

In Section V.3, titled “Information Provided To EA By Third Parties – Wii U”, the company explains that, “If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you.

“By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.”

The most interesting aspect of the text is the Nintendo Network ID, which reveals we’re a step closer to the confirmed phasing out of the Friend Code and Nintendo Network ID seems like it will take its place.

 

The Wii U will launch in America on November 18 and in Europe and Australia on November 30.

About Christos Chatzisavvas

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  • nick

    epic fail ninty, epic fail!
    stupid decision on EAs part too, allot of people hate origin so allot of people just wont buy the game now.
    way to turn away customers.