Takashi Iizuka, the producer of Sonic Lost World, has confirmed that the Wii U version of Sonic’s latest adventure won’t feature online multiplayer. The Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World has 4-player versus racing over the Internet. Iizuka wouldn’t reveal why the Wii U version is lacking online multiplayer and only has local. Here’s what he had to say.
“We’ll have different multiplayer modes on both Wii U and 3DS. On the Wii U, there’s booth cooperative and versus multiplayer. In cooperative play, Sonic will be using the Wii U GamePad and someone can be supporting Sonic in co-op with the Wii Remote. In versus mode, one player will be playing on the TV screen and the other player will be racing using the GamePad so you don’t have to have split screen. You both have your own screen and can race each other. The Wii U multiplayer is not on the Internet. It’s basically everyone sitting on the same couch. The 3DS for the first time we’re having 4-player versus racing over Wi-Fi and the Internet.”