(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Although it received fairly positive reviews, Ubisoft’s ZombiU game has failed to make a profit: That’s according to Ubisoft’s own CEO, Yves Guillemot who says the game developer has no plans to launch a sequel for the Wii U title.
Guillemot made his comments in a recent report from Games Industry International, echoing the sentiments of other game publishers regarding Nintendo’s still-struggling console.
The disappointing sales figures led Ubisoft to ultimately make another title, Rayman Legends, multi-platform instead of a Wii U exclusive, as was originally planned.
“We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience,” stated Guillemot via Games Industry Review. He, however, is holding out some hope. “We hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.”
Meanwhile, EA COO Peter Moore discussed what he sees as Wii U’s problem, calling the console’s lack of online engagement “troubling.” “It’s so integral to what we do. They’re so small it’s hardly worth running the servers. It seems like a box that’s out of sync with the future of EA – which is one that gives a real social feel to our games. The Wii U feels like an offline experience right now,” Moore stated, according to the report.
Nintendo is hoping to turn around the Wii U’s fortunes, though, with new releases upcoming for series including Super Smash Brothers, Zelda, Mario Kart and more. The downside? Most of those games won’t arrive until after the holiday season.