Ubisoft: ‘Watch Dogs’ Will Be The Last Mature Wii U Game Release

Watch Dogs will be the only mature rated title from Ubisoft coming to the Wii U this year. Why? Because, according to Ubisoft, Wii U users don't buy mature rated games. In fact, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells Game Informer that Watch Dogs will most likely be the last mature game published for the Wii U. Ubisoft is pointing to poor sales of Assassin's Creed games on Wii U as the main reason for this decision. So what kinds of games will Ubisoft bring to Wii U moving forward? Games like Just Dance…

"What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games," Guillemot said. "So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in."

But Wii U owners shouldn't feel alone: soon Ubisoft will drop support for Xbox 360 and PS3 too.

"What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360, but next year because they are selling very quickly, we'll move to the new hardware," Guillemot said. "After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems."

Source: Polygon

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    Thipp says:

    I have generally enjoyed the Assassins Creed series (definitely some high and low points), the Far Cry series, and I have been playing the Anno series since before it was Ubisoft. PC gamers got stuck with the always online nonsense for several years during which I definitely didn't buy any of their games. Even console gamers have to put up with the stupid Uplay these days though I have not experienced it so I don't know how intrusive it is, I hate starting a game in Steam only to have Uplay pop up and get in the way though. Plus, PC gamers typically get Ubisoft games months after the console releases which is always annoying.

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    Longjocks says:

    That's the clever thing about the illusion – most Ubisoft games seem appealing to play until you actually play them.

    However, I'm unsure how they think particularly less of PC gamers since they do no good for console gamers either. When they release the same sub-par stuff on console and PC it only shows they haven't given PC special consideration.

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    Thipp says:

    Unisoft is frustrating. It is really easy for me to avoid Activision games because Activision doesn't make games I want to play but there are plenty of Ubisoft games I do want to play so then I have to decide between putting up with how little they think of PC gamers and giving them my money anyway or just pirating their games.

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    IanC says:

    Watch_D0gs will sell like one copy when it finally come son the Wii U. Unless it has all the bugs fixed from the other versions. And actual DLC support. Which it wont.


    Hell id be surprised if W@tch_D0gS even gets an actual release. Theres still no release date.

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    GrimCW says:

    Common place for Ubi :p

    They did the same for PC users (PC gaming is dead, easy to port games too, no one minds always on DRM etc…) then when they realized it actually damaged their bottom lines, they caved.. though not sure they're embedded into the Nintendo console for enough to hit, unless, as I said below, its a marketing scam to garner attention and stir people up..

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    Big shocker, Ubisoft does absolutely nothing to make Nintendo users feel wanted, and act shocked when Nintendo users don't wanna buy their things.

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    Sora-Chan says:

    Well, besides the small install base for the Wii U (It's getting better, and will continue doing so), there is one big problem that Ubisoft are not pointing out. They fudged up the release dates for AC on the Wii U. Either, like for III, they release it on the Wii U a month after the other consoles got it. Or, with IV, they release in one region (The US in this case) with the other consoles, but everywhere else, where they got it on the 360 and PS3 world wide, they didn't get the Wii U version till a month or so later.

    People don't tend to go "Oh I'll just wait to get this on Console X, even though I can get it today on Console Y". The only time I ever really hear that is when people are waiting for, say, GTAV for the PC. But that's cause PC gaming is a bit of a different beast when it comes to gaming.

    Seriously, this is just a case of Ubisoft just trying to discredit the Wii U. They're either purposefully delaying the games for the console, or are very incompetent. And honestly? We've seen both of those from Ubisoft in the past.

    Also this is probably why Watch Dogs won't sell that well, compared to it's other releases. And I mean that in more of the Games sold to the number of Wii U unites sold ratio. People who wanted to play Watch Dogs probably have gotten it on one of the other consoles by this point, or don't care for it anymore.

    Edit: Minor Grammatical error fix to sound slightly less finger pointy.

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    MechaCrash says:

    I think the real issue with M-rated games not selling is more because Nintendo is the main publisher of stuff on their systems, and they don't really do many M-rated games. And the third parties that do put out M-rated games for it crap out half-assed ports at best, so most of the audience who has any interest in those kinds of games bought it on other systems.

    Of course, it's the same "problem" that happened with the PC versions Gears of War and Dead Rising and all that. Of course it sold like shit, anybody who had even the tiniest quantum amount of fuck to give about the game bought it, played it, and got sick of it months ago on the other systems that weren't subjected to arbitrary delays and bizarre omissions, and anybody who's not a dumbshit fucklord could have figured that out within minutes. But these are the same pack of idiots that keeps right on trucking with uPlay no matter how many times it fails.

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    GrimCW says:

    This from the company that insisted PC gaming was also dead, and that ports were so easy a 12 person team could do them in less than 6 months and still be perfect upon release…

    I dunno if i trust them.. half bet its another terribly masked attempt to draw up interest.

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