Last week, EA made it painfully clear that they are not supporting the Wii U after several hints of such from the likes of Peter Moore. Ubisoft has stepped up to bat with their own statement, telling GamesIndustry International that the Wii U simply needs time to grow, just like any new console. That’s why the full range of Ubisoft games will be available on the console this year, including Watch Dogs, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Here’s the full statement:
“As with any new console, it takes some time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has a varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with more big titles on the way including Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist. We’re confident that this will help in continuing to attract gamers to the Wii U system and that Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful in the market.”
In other words, Ubisoft realizes that a console needs third party titles as much as first party titles and it’s doing all it can to support Nintendo, instead of sulling up and pouting like EA. For this reason alone, I hope Nintendo fans decide to show as much love and support to Ubisoft as they are to Nintendo.