ZombiU producer Guillaume Brunier told NintendoWorldReport that the team did think about adding a multiplayer element to the main campaign mode but "ruled it out quickly as we thought we could not deliver it on time".
However, were Ubisoft's to release DLC for the game, or make future instalments, Brunier said tackling "how to bring a cooperative experience and still keep fear and tension is a question we would love to address".
He added: "We did not spend a lot of time contemplating online multiplayer as we had other issues to address. In our most exciting dreams, we would like to create an online experience where players never quite know where they stand between coop and player vs. player. Doubt is a great nest for tension and fear."
If you own a Wii U and you haven't tried the game yet, we'd recommend downloading the ZombiU demo.
In our ZombiU review we called the game "an imaginative take on the tired zombie genre, with some genuinely clever ideas and a grimly realistic setting."