Ubisoft’s EMEA managing director Alain Corre has explained to Polygon that Wii U exclusive ZombiU was a learning experience in second screen gameplay. Corre says that with ZombiU the game allowed them explore asynchronous gameplay thanks to the second screen. They have then taken this knowledge and tested it out on SmartGlass, tablets and smartphones. Corre then went on to say that the company believes in Nintendo, however it wishes Nintendo would put more energy behind the Wii U console.
“We have learned some interesting [things about] gameplay thanks to the Wii U. With ZombiU last year, it was one of the first times we could explore asynchronous gameplay thanks to the second screen. When we look at that today, it’s also thanks to that we’ve been able to create gameplay for games like Watch Dogs.”
“This kind of technology is thanks to the learning we’ve done on the Wii U tablet. So it helped us also to be quicker and to have today some of the best offerings in terms of second screen gaming.”
“We believe in Nintendo. Nintendo is a company that has proven in the last 30 years that they are able to fascinate tens of millions of gamers. Nintendo is a great game creator; they are magic to a lot of gamers. And we’ve had a lot of great experiences with Nintendo in the past, such as the Wii and the Just Dance franchise. It has become one of the major franchises on the Nintendo system and is growing on Wii U.”
“What we wish is that Nintendo can put more energy behind the Wii U, and find a solution to put more machines in the hands of the consumers. We feel that this machine can find its place, we just need more push from them to help find the market.”
Thanks, Nick W