There’s no denying that Ubisoft are betting big on the Wii U. They got 6 games coming out for the console during the launch window, and a few more games in development. The Wii U hasn’t gotten any bigger praise than from the team working on ZombiU.
The latest praise comes from ZombiU creative director Jean-Phillipe Caro, who said in a recent interview that the Wii U is the most “innovative console on Earth today”, and that the development team didn’t have to do the “big innovation” themselves, it was on a system that was innovative itself. He said:
“The Wii U is the most innovate system for the moment on Earth. We didn’t have to make a big innovation on our side –- it was all here on the system so that was easier for us”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Ubisoft developers sharing their enthusiasm for the Wii U. Last month, Rayman Legends creator praised the Wii U and said it was perfect for 2D games. Top brass at Ubisoft have even suggested that the Wii U could be more popular than the original Wii console.
Ubisoft is supporting the Wii U with 9 confirmed titles. A few months ago, the company revealed that it costs them around $1 million to port a game to the Wii U for including titles such as Assassin’s Creed 3. That’s relatively low compared to building a game from scratch on a brand new system — a game like ZombiU.
ZombiU will be available on day one when the Wii U launches on November 18 in the US and on November 30 in Europe. If that’s not enough, they’re already thinking of doing a ZombiU sequel.