Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot clearly loves the Wii U as he’s praised the console on many different occasions. However, it is interesting that he sees the causal games markets as the console’s biggest potential. Let’s just cross our fingers that the company doesn’t go overboard on creating causal Wii U experiences.
“We are big believers in the Wii U, on two subjects. One is for high-end games, where we’ll be able to do a game for the Wii U, but also for other [high-definition] machines, but also with specific use of [Wii U’s] tablet. Two, is we like the Wii U for all the [potential of] casual games.”
“Today, the Wii still is 45 percent of our business. Just Dance, all those casual games, are selling extremely well. So we are supporting the machine because we believe Nintendo is going to push it to another level. We think [Wii U] will be successful.”
“Now to [what audience] will it be addressed? We don’t exactly know yet,” he conceded. “But the potential of the machine, and the tablet [controller], I think is a good way to improve the potential gameplay. What we see is the ease of play is a part of the revolution we are seeing today. The fact that it’s easier to access games is what can make more people play. Maybe they can do a good job there.”
Finally, something positive.
and this is why the Wii lacked lots of hardcore titles (not that it mattered to me since I was only interested in 1st Party)
Not really. If companies can create their casual games and have ports of their multiplat games such as Assassin’s Creed, then people won’t complain about the casual games. At the very least for me, if they can leverage those games, then the Wii U will be the only system I get next gen. First party games plus third party games = only one system.
Ubisoft uses those casual to fund the good shit(ghost recon/assassins creed) anyway, so those casual games have to exsist on the system so those blockbuster titles can be made. If nintendo can get online right this time around i’ll sell my 360. Just the thought of a mario kart wiiU in native 1080p @ 60fps with MK7’s online features is enough to get me excited!
+1 @ elgato and btj
Mario Kart on WiiU/ Try a fully HD F-Zero! I’d get a WiiU almost entirely for that alone.
I hope we do see another F-Zero game.
good thing but i like the other type of games.i didnt say that i hate casual games,but i like casual games with high endings and some difficults
Hmmmm…i dont know what to say about this
I hope they don’t make the Wii U casual like the Wii.
You actually want this to happen, it is better for business.
If the Wii U has both a great selection of good “hardcore” titles, and 3 party support, I really not care then that they make a bunch of Casual games.
Bring on the shovelware!
I don’t think I can stand much more shovelware thrown at me.
But since the U can easily port games, I think that the U will have a 3rd party lineup just as good as it’s competitors, hopefully scratching out Nintendo’s position as a “casual” company.
Aww, what–? I don’t mind causal games, but I don’t want to see a million $50 games about fishing or sports or something simple like that again! The Wii U is supposed to have games that actually last long and is worth the money! And UBISOFT, please don’t change your mind about Ghost Recon Online or Killer Freaks From Outer Space! Still, glad to hear positive news. :)
But still I have nothing against Ubisoft or Nintendo. I love them both.
They didn’t say they gonna flood WiiU with casual games. Also Assassin Creed on WiiU is going to be new. Not a port.
Man, I was hoping for another ‘now you’re playing with power’ type of console, not another ‘hey everyone, gather ’round! let’s all play some party games!’ console.
How about no.
…Then again, they might actually be funner to play on the Wii u *ducks the backlash*.
Is “casual” spelled differently in the UK or something?
Please! No more casual games abuse on Nintendo consoles! :(
I have love/hate relationship with Ubisoft considering the shovelware/port 3DS games, and Wii games. . .
Rayman Origin is only the good game that is all I remember recently from Ubisoft.
Ubisoft is doing well with Wii U with Ghost Recon & Killer Freaks, until this news poped up.
Seen how awful Imagen Bunnys was? It was not realistic and boring and a 5 year old hated it.
i think the wiiu is gonna be the overall console, the all-around type. not just stuck to one side (casual/core) like this gen was with the ps3/360 and wii
well the ps3/360 have the move and kinect… but i get what your saying, wiiu its gonna be the first to be the complete package.
Glad it’s something positive. Ubisoft will make good games to the Wii-U and fans will follow.
Oh crap… brace your self’s for imagine horses & puppies!
Ubisoft ruined the Wii & DS by putting so much shovelware!
Ubisoft better come correct with their titles for the Wii U. And I really hope Nintendo is putting in some work trying to get the Next Final Fantasy or, dare to dream Kingdom Hearts, on the Wii U. I’m addicted to Kingdom Hearts.
Zelda bundle announced!!!!
There’s a difference between “shovelware” and “casual.” What they mean by casual, is games that will make use of the system’s unique setup, but aren’t huge blockbuster games. Look at indie games like Limbo, for example: not a blockbuster title: really simple. Really, REALLY simple. But it did very well because it did something different.
There will always be crappy games that companies make just to get the idea out there; it’s sort of a race to do so when a new way of playing games comes out. But once everyone is done tripping over each other to get out the door, things settle a bit and you get some better quality, more thought-out games. Just as long as the crap doesn’t get in the way of (or overtake) the killer IPs, everything will be fine.
Play Imagen Dogs and see how awful the game is. my friends 6 year old girl hated it and never played it. I looked and i died as the graphics are dreadful.
Play Ghost Recon and see how amazing it is and the graphics.
Both Ubisoft and diffrence between Shovelware & brilliantware.
STOP PRODUCING SHOVELWARE UBISOFT! IT SUCKS EVEN BY A 6 YEAR OLD GIRL!!!!
No Ubisoft you keep your cheaply made casual games away from the Wii U!
If you bring No More Heroes 3, then we’ll talk.