ZombiU Unlikely To Get A Sequel


In an interview with GamesIndustry, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made it clear that the Wii U title “ZombiU” was “not even close” to being profitable. Because of this, there are “no plans” to make a sequel.

It’s a huge blow to Nintendo who have been desperately trying to bring in the hardcore gaming audience to their platform. Currently, ZombiU is one of only two console-exclusive games with a Rated M for Mature rating by the ESRB, now that Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is confirmed to go multi-platform. While they can praise the success of the Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong series, you’re not going to ship many consoles if you don’t have third-party platform support.

That’s not to say that Ubisoft is giving up on Nintendo. ZombiU may not be getting a sequel, but you can expect future Ubisoft titles to come to the Wii U. Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Just Dance: 2014 and Splinter Cell Blacklist are all expected to be released in the console’s future. Rayman Legends will do the same, even if they stopped being a console exclusive and will be a multi-platform title. Hope is not lost, even if EA Games don’t plan on bringing games to the console until the Wii U is “a viable platform.”

Ubisoft’s Guillemot did say about the Wii U that his company has “hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.'” If the Wii U doesn’t do well this holiday, it has more than a ZombiU sequel to worry about.

Source: GamesIndustry via Escapist Magazine