Tony Key, senior VP of sales and marketing at Ubisoft, has stated that the company will continue to invest in Wii U. The news comes after Ubisoft said earlier today during an investors meeting that they will be reducing their plans for Wii U following what they described as a soft launch. Key says that the development studio has just as many titles coming on Wii U this year as they did after launch. He said this was because the console isn’t as resource-intensive to make games for it.
“We did not take a big risk with all those launch titles on Wii U. [Wii U game] development isn’t expensive — some Wii U games are versions of games for other platforms, like Assassin’s Creed. And we continue to invest in that system. We have just as many titles coming on Wii U this year as we did after launch, because the system isn’t as resource-intensive to make games for it. We continue to believe that the Wii U will find its audience. We saw some good games [during Nintendo Direct this week]. We’re confident that the Wii U is a good place for us to do business, and we can make money there.”