Ubisoft remains supportive of Wii U

Takes the console seriously, despite lack of exclusives

Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key has said the company is still "big supporters" of the Wii U, saying it adds a "new dimension to gaming."


Key's message comes despite Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot saying the Wii U needs more sales before exclusives can be justified.

During an interview with IGN Tony Key said, "as a company, we like the Wii U. We really believe that the second screen can add a new dimension to gaming."

Key reiterates that "[Ubisoft are] still big supporters of that system. We have just as many games coming out on Wii U this year as we did at launch. So we like the second screen. We think there are opportunities with all these games to extend them - to another person, to another location. We're taking it very seriously."

According to Key mobile companion apps will make the second screen experience worthwhile. Of the Wii U, Key says that "it's not necessarily next-generation, but it's next-generation thinking. We want to extend the experience to whatever screen is handy. We have been looking for ways to take advantage of these second screens. Those companion apps are our first attempt at doing that."

Ubisoft is one of the biggest third-party supporters of the Wii U, with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag all seeing a release on the console this year.