Nintendo Takes Wii U Titles Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Offline to Fix Security Issues
Nintendo has taken two of its popular Wii U titles, Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon, offline indefinitely while it attempts to fix a vulnerability related to online play. A message posted on Nintendo's website at 11:30PM ET on Thursday stated that the network services were unavailable due to urgent maintenance needed to fix the issue. There is no information yet on when the services will be restored, leaving many players in the dark.
The problem was likely caused by a vulnerability, allowing an outside entity to gain access to the game's online services. This could have potentially caused a disruption in gameplay, and Nintendo is taking the necessary steps to protect its users. Nintendo has not released any details on the vulnerability or when the online services are expected to be restored, but they have apologized for any inconvenience caused.
The news comes as a surprise to many players, as Mario Kart 8 was released in 2014, and Splatoon was released in 2015. Both titles have been popular among players, and they were both expected to be available for years to come. Nintendo's decision to take them offline, even temporarily, is a sign that they take security issues seriously.
The lack of information on when the services will be restored is making many players anxious. Nintendo has given no indication of when the services might be available again, leaving many players in the dark. It is unclear whether the downtime will affect the progression of players in the game or if they will be able to pick up where they left off when the services are restored.
Nintendo's decision to take Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon offline is a sign that they take security issues seriously. The lack of information on when the services will be restored is leaving many players in the dark, but Nintendo has apologized for any inconvenience caused. Players will have to wait to find out when the services will be available again and if their progress will be affected.