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E3 2014: Ubisoft Holding Back on Wii U for now

During an interview with Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, IGN learnt that the publisher will be holding back from development on the WiiU until the console grows more popular. The two released currently slated for appearance on Nintendo’s follow-up to the Wii, Watchdogs and Just Dance 2014, will still be hitting a holiday release but it seems everything else has been put on a back burner.

Guillemot told IGN during the interview that “We still have another game that we are waiting for the machine to become more popular before launch,” continuing on to say “It’s more addressed at families, and it’s not yet there. We are waiting for that machine to be more distributed so that we can increase the number of games.”

He did go on to say that with the success of Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming sure-fire hit Smash Brothers the future is looking a little brighter for the dual screened home console. Right now though, it’s not quite bright enough for Ubisoft to dedicate a whole host of resources to.

Do you agree with Yves? Is the WiiU still a little too unpopular for games made solely for the console by AAA third party publishers? Sound off in the comments box down below and keep yourself pinned to n3rdabl3 for all the latest E3 news as it happens.

 

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