Following Ubisoft’s earlier news that they will no longer be supporting PS3 and Xbox 360, they have also announced that Watch Dogs will be the final ‘mature’ game that they will be making for the Wii U. This is the consequence of Assassin’s Creed not selling well since it’s release on Nintendo’s latest console. Ubisoft has previously revealed that it has a unannounced completed game, ready for shipping but refuses to do so until Wii U sells more systems.
[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U. It will be the only mature game we publish on it. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers. They are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.
Ubisoft is a big name in video gaming, with future big releases like Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, Xbox One, PC) and Far Cry 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360). Such a big name refusing to fully commit to Nintendo’s console is only damaging it’s already fragile reputation. How much more can the Wii U take before developers just refuse to acknowledge it’s existence, similarly to how the PS Vita is at the moment? Hopefully games like Super Smash Bros 4 will refresh consumer interest, and more games will be released in the future.