During Ubisoft’s roundtable event, Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft said the company has a completed Wii U game, but are holding off on release it until the Wii U “reaches a certain market.” Below, you’ll find what Guillemot had to say about the current aspect of the Wii U and the game:
We did adapt the number of products and the level of quantity that we did on the machine.
We will have Just Dance 2015 on Wii U, which is suited to the machine, we will have Watch Dogs. We have another couple of products that we are waiting for launch. Specifically, we have one game that we are waiting until the Wii U has a certain market size before we launch.
We have a game that has been done for six months; it is on our shelf waiting until more families to have the machine.
Nintendo is really coming with fantastic games, so they could – with the right price and very good games – get the machine to start.
If Wii U’s sales continue to multiply, it will quickly come to a mass market. We need the sales to increase so it becomes more mass market, and then we will have the volume we need to justify big marketing campaigns and TV marketing.
This game could never come out and could instead come out on another format that offers the same sort of experience. We will know this year how the machine goes.
We have to wait for Smash Bros to come. Smash Bros has always been a big, big property for Nintendo and for gamer’s. We all know that there are lots of Nintendo fans that are waiting for big games to come. We know they are coming. When I speak to the fans that come to E3, 90 per cent of them are crazy Nintendo fans. They really love Nintendo and the games they do. If they can quickly come and buy a Wii U, it would be good
Speaking in the shoes of a company, you want to make profit. But Ubisoft has taken risks with Wii U and hopes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can really deliver a huge hit for the system and potentially reach a market for the Wii U where Ubisoft feels comfortable releasing this unannounced game.