Ubisoft has more games for the Wii U…


As strange as this may seem, it appears that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has told Polygon that they have several Wii U projects, with one on the shelf and finished, but want to see the console sell more before they announce them and release them. They seem to be waiting to see what Smash Brothers does for Wii U sales. Hopefully it’s enough to get some more Ubisoft love. At their E3 conference, only Just Dance 2015 was shown off that would land on the Wii U so maybe some of the games they showed off will make it to Nintendo’s platform if they can boost sales. Could it be Assassin’s Creed Unity? Rainbow Six Siege? The Division? Farcry 4? Or some other brand new IP? We still have Watch Dogs to look forward to in the Fall as well. Here are some excepts from the interview. You can read the whole interview at http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/9/5793660/ubisoft-unreleased-wii-u-games

“We did adapt the number of products to the level of quantities that the machine did. So we will have Just Dance again which is well suited for the machine. We’ll have Watch Dogs. We have another couple of products that we are waiting to launch, specifically we have one game that we wait for the machine to be more mass market to launch. We don’t have a number. We need the sales to increase so it becomes more and more mass market then we will have the volume that will justify massive marketing and TV marketing. We have a game that has been done for six months. It’s on the shelf, waiting for more families to have the console.”

“It could never come out. It could come out on another format… I think we have to wait for Smash Bros. to come. Smash Bros has always been a big, big property for Nintendo and for gamers. And we all know that there are lots of Nintendo fans that are waiting for big games to come. We know they are coming. We don’t know if they will still be there. I think when I speak with the fans that come to E3 90 percent of them are crazy Nintendo fans. They really love Nintendo and the games they do.”

“I think ZombiU was so adapted to the Wii U so (bringing it to another platform) would be difficult to do. Maybe it will come to other platforms, but not as a full game. It was really developed for that type of machine. Nintendo is really coming up with fantastic games. They could, with the right price and very good games, help the machine start selling.”


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