[Wii] Madden '08 to not use Friend Codes
Posted by Ramon Aranda on 06.13.2007
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It looks like Electronic Arts will be foregoing the use of friend codes and instead utilize their own friends system with Madden NFL '08 for the Nintendo Wii.
This comes as good news for fans out there who aren't crazy about the use of friend codes for Nintendo's titles. With EA having their own online infastructure, it only makes sense to use it and give players an easier to use interface.
"The online mode this year on Wii will allow two-player Exhibition games which can be ranked or unranked matches. Once you've signed into EA Nation you'll have instant sports scores stream into the lobby and have access to quick play features to jump right into the action. Updated rosters, Leaderboards, EA Locker and EA Messenger are all a part of the online package this year", says Zerr.
"Madden Wii does not support voice chat this year. We do have a basic EA Messenger chat service which allows you to keep connected with friends during online play. EA Messenger is separate from the Wii friends list so when you're online you search for people by using their online EA Nation Persona. "