Ubisoft Says No More New Assassin's Creeds for the Wii UJon Ledford |
Ubisoft has publicly announced its dismissal of the Wii U and unveiled that it's flagship series, Assassin's Creed, is no longer going to the system as Watch Dogs will be the studio's last M-rated game for the Nintendo console.
In an interview with Game Informer at Gamescom, Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, mentioned that his company is getting ready to formally leave last-gen consoles and focus on current-gen. More importantly, Guillemot commented on his current opinions of the Wii U based on Ubisoft games' sales on the Nintendo console, and it's bad news for Wii U players who are fans of Ubisoft's less-gimmicky games.
“It’s very simple,” Guillemot said. “What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.”
With Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin's Creed Unity coming out this fall, last-gen and current-gen console owners will each have a new Hidden Blade-filled title. Unfortunately, this doesn't include the Wii U. Watch Dogs, which has been tremendously delayed for Wii U, will be Ubisoft's last mature-rated title on the system. We have a feeling that the only reason why it wasn't fully scrapped was because it promised Wii U users it was coming.
“[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U,” Guillemot said. “It will be the only mature game we publish on it.”
We have provided an Ubisoft software sales chart which came from the company's Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report:
Since the console's launch in 2012, the following titles have been cancelled for Wii U: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Dirt: Showdown, Young Justice: Legacy and Pac-Man Museum. These cancellations, Ubisoft's statements and Batman: Arkham Origins' cancelled DLC last year are all bad signs for Wii U fans hoping for third-party support and big action games from outside of Nintendo.
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