Ubisoft has hinted on more than one occasion that a Wii U title is currently shelved and will not see the light of day on the console if its sale’s numbers don’t improve. The question is, what game?
“We are coming with Watch Dogs and Just Dance this year. We also have another game on the shelves that we expect to come at some point when there will be more machines,” revealed Yves Guillemot CEO of Ubisoft to computerandvideogames.
“That game is waiting for more machines to be available,” he added, in reference to the ‘availability’ of Wii U owners and, thus, potential customers.
“We are also waiting for them to achieve more sales so that we can invest more. Because the problem we have with next-gen now here, is that we are seeing less games that are on next-gen and last-gen consoles.
It’s easy to see that Ubisoft is not fond of the Wii U at the moment, so it’s highly doubtful that Ubisoft highly invested on any AAA exclusive games for the console. A cool idea would be ZombiU II, a very underrated game and easily in the top 5-survival horror games of all time in my own personal opinion.
Back in May, ZombiU developer Ubisoft Montpellier said that they were “working hard on a prototype” for the sequel, but that news update was quickly shutdown by Guillemot, stating that they were canning ZombiU II due to the lack of sales of the first game.
In another interview with Polygon, Guillemot said something similar, but this time mentioning family in the interview
“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’s very interesting to read that Ubisoft has a completed Wii U game, yet they are almost threatening to keep it locked and shelved if the Wii U doesn’t meet their expectations.
What do you think about this? Are you looking forward to the shelved Ubisoft game? Could they in-fact have ZombiU II done and waiting for the right moment to release it? Let us know what you think.