In a move that hints at good things for Nintendo’s online service going forward and its dedication to providing First Party headset support at the Wii U launch, UK & Ireland Turtle Beach distributor Lygo International have confirmed on Twitter that they have plans for a series of Wii U headsets when the system launches later this year. Known for there high quality headsets, the fact that they have some in the works for the system suggests that Nintendo intend to support them from day one.
Here’s the tweet:
@LaurakBuzz All I can say, is watch this space! We’re planning a line of headsets slated to tie in with the Wii U launch ;)
— Lygo International (@Lygoworld) July 5, 2012
Nintendo did support voice chat in some Wii games through their Wii Speak peripheral, a microphone and speaker that sit on top of your tv, but many gamers were unhappy that the systems only voice chat option was one that was designed for social chat rather than the headset style found on the PS3 and Xbox 360. This news is a good indicator that Nintendo plans to rectify this for the Wii U launch. Will we see an increased focus on competetive or hardcore Multiplayer? Will we see online Multiplayer become standard on the system? Only time will tell.
What do you think of this news? Did you ever use the Wii Speak microphone? Do you plan to pick up one of these headsets at launch? Does this change your perspective of the system? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.