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Could Wii U's video chat be getting an upgrade?

Vidyo is the company involved with Nintendo for Wii U Chat. While that experience exists in and of itself right now, it seems like there might be multiple expansions in the future. The followingg info comes from a Vidyo PDF.

Focus on social networking around gaming
Now: video chat in Miiverse
Next: video-powered game experiences

Chat today, conferencing soon
Now: point-to-point
Next: multi-party conferencing

Extending to mobile devices soon
Now: between Wii U consoles
Next: between Wii U and mobile devices


In-game video along with Wii U video chat connecting to other devices? Both sounds like great ways to expand the service. I'm more about games, but I'll take services as well! Thanks to all that sent this in.

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04 Mar 2013 05:23

THiS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT FROM THAT SERVICE!...as of now it's totally useless. They should allow us to communicate with people on a computer or mobile devices.
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04 Mar 2013 05:28

in game video chat could be pretty cool. Imagine playing with a nice team in Monster Hunter online with your friend
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04 Mar 2013 06:05

Why wouldn't Nintendo mention this? Too early still?
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04 Mar 2013 06:05

Hopefully when they say "Mobile devices" they mean video chat between Wii U and 3DS.
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04 Mar 2013 06:37

TheEyeProjects wrote:in game video chat could be pretty cool. Imagine playing with a nice team in Monster Hunter online with your friend

In game video chat is basically the main thing I've been hoping Nintendo would do with Wii U. The day they bring it is the day I'll get off my ass and go buy one. Imagine Smash Bros. online play with video chat... it ain't local play but it's damn close
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04 Mar 2013 07:48

@ddddd You answered your own question. ;)
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04 Mar 2013 08:01

Well, video chat isn't working for me anyway, so I don't really care... Every time I call a friend when he finally picks up it says he got disconnected ir unavailabe and the same message pops to him >.<
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04 Mar 2013 09:13

I'll take all of this ^_^
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04 Mar 2013 09:15

I would say to expect many penises like I did when miiverses' drawing feature was announced, but they are doing an awesome job of filtering. I have not seen one ever on miiverse.
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04 Mar 2013 10:35

YEs, yes and more yes to this!


This could also add some to the gameplay if the games are made good! S combination of game, touchscreen and video chat made by a creative dev? YES!
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04 Mar 2013 11:39

oh you non europeans with fancy fast internet , how could you not be satisfied with simple audio
jokes aside , that's good i guess
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04 Mar 2013 11:43

I may be stating the obvious here but the video chat needs to be integrated in the same way as Miiverse and Friends list so using it doesn't cause you to hit the plaza. Otherwise it is worthless. In the non specific action figure video, this feature was implied.

I am excited for these features because the Wii U will have 2 full software updates before the competition even comes out. Let's hope for this, and other new features! Use that RAM!
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04 Mar 2013 12:08

They need to work with Google to make the Wii U's video chatting compatible with Google Hangout. I'd actually use it if that were possible.
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04 Mar 2013 12:20

Holy hell this would just be grand. There's no excuse not to either, given the OS has 1GB of RAM dedicated to it.
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04 Mar 2013 12:26

Stunt_Duck wrote:I may be stating the obvious here but the video chat needs to be integrated in the same way as Miiverse and Friends list so using it doesn't cause you to hit the plaza. Otherwise it is worthless. In the non specific action figure video, this feature was implied.


this!
So much this, the feature would be 100 times better.
And it was indeed implied in the non specific action figure video that it was possible to call someone or receive a call without interupting the flow of the game. So that would be a good start.

Putting personal recorded game footage on miiverse would also be nice and would counter what Sony just announced.

Otherwise, the ability to leave a video message when the person you want to contact is not there would also be nice.
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04 Mar 2013 13:02

This is awesome. Wii U Chat in game is a huge plus.
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04 Mar 2013 13:18

Yes. Sounds awesome.

And I agree with those saying that video chat should be a 'multitasking' app. Do it now, Nintendo!
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04 Mar 2013 13:49

The very first thing I thought of when reading this was how great it sounded. And the next was: Take that, Sony! This sounds to me pretty much the same as what Sony was touting with what the PS4 could do. If Nintendo could get it out first with the spring or summer update...that would be great. It would pull some of the oomph from Sony, be on a cheaper console and therefore be more financially feasible to the money conscious shopper. If the Wii U could do pretty much the same things as the upcoming PS4/720, but be at a more affordable price, then it would once again (like the Wii) appeal to the more common/casual purchaser. Which could lead to a boom in sales...the only problem I see Nintendo with this is ADVERTISING IT!!! For some reason, Nintendo really doesn't seem to want to do much to advertise themselves...they need to get more into it. They have the capital on hand to blast the airwaves/print with advertisements for the Wii U...they need to get on it and show off features such as this and Miiverse to a wider audience. To me, Miiverse is an amazing tool. I log into it at least once a day to send/check messages. The communities are great, and Nintendo does a pretty amazing job of monitoring the service to keep it "family friendly". But you don't hear anything about this anywhere but sites like this which already dedicated gamers attend. Nintendo needs to advertise/show off things such as video chat and Miiverse to the general public with massive advertising. Something like this, the ability to video chat between Wii U's and other video capable devices could be HUGE to the casual gamer/purchaser who also has a tablet, Ipad, etc. Get the word out Nintendo!!
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04 Mar 2013 14:47

I await the next Wii U system software update when something like this is a sneak peek of what's to come for Miiverse and Wii U chat; this in addition to MHTri Ultimate having it's region barriers removed for UK and US gamers.

In the meantime, all of us gamers need to be patient. It will come in time. ^_^
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04 Mar 2013 15:32

I can see this being a bullet point at E3.

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