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metalslimer
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(02-07-2013, 07:47 PM)
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http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/...-wii-u-support

Rayman won't be Ubisoft's final effort on Wii U, despite the platform's struggle to sell, even as it loses its position as a high-profile exclusive. "We have a pipeline of games of very high quality coming on that machine, like Rayman Legends, which makes fantastic use of what the machine can do," says Guillemot. However, he points to Nintendo itself for the future of quality Wii U software, and says "they will make the necessary changes to the machine to make sure that it continues to grow fast on the market."

"On the very big games you will see less platform exclusives happen in the future generation because of the potential, the possibilities of next-generation PCs and the next-generation of consoles will bring," Guillemot says. "That’s for the big games. For the smaller games, like you have on Xbox Live Arcade or PSN, you will probably still see some exclusive games."

ColdBlooder
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(02-07-2013, 07:48 PM)
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Translation: "After wasting our time With Rayman on Wii U we will shower the stupid Wii U audience with our usual shovelware!!"

Nice future ahead :/
DragonSworne
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(02-07-2013, 07:49 PM)
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So why haven't they announced splinter cell or watch dogs?
Danielsan
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(02-07-2013, 07:49 PM)
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Wii U Carnival Games
Wii U Dance
Wii U Catz & Dogz
HamPster PamPster
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Rayman Jungle Run, $9.99 on the eShop
Aquamarine
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(02-07-2013, 07:49 PM)
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Rayman won't be Ubisoft's final effort on Wii U, despite the platform's struggle to sell, even as it loses its position as a high-profile exclusive. "We have a pipeline of games of very high quality coming on that machine, like Rayman Legends, which makes fantastic use of what the machine can do," says Guillemot. However, he points to Nintendo itself for the future of quality Wii U software, and says "they will make the necessary changes to the machine to make sure that it continues to grow fast on the market."

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?
NateDrake
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Release another demo of Rayman Legends on Wii U at least. You are sitting on a finished product for the next 7 months.
Holy Order Sol
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Imagine Supportz
cw_sasuke
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

Translation: "After wasting our time With Rayman on Wii U we will shower the stupid Wii U audience with our usual shovelware!!"

Nice future ahead :/

Not really...
added_time
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A rebranding, perhaps?

Emergency price cut?
PsychoRaven
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Danielsan

Wii U Carnival Games
Wii U Dance
Wii U Catz & Dogz

Yup. You can take that to the bank. It's going to be shovelware with an occasional downport of one of their other games thrown in.
roddur
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(02-07-2013, 07:50 PM)
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i'm so relived.
Hero of Legend
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(02-07-2013, 07:51 PM)
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist is still almost surely making it to Wii U, hopefully we'll know by E3.

I can see the new AC making it for sure if it's also on PS3 and 360, sadly less likely if it's aimed primarily for PS4/720 (depends if Ubisoft will make that effort).

A new Rabbids is obvious (Raving Rabbids or better something more like Go Home).

I do hope they can fetch Straight Right about a potential FC3 port, it is the main big one from last year missing on Wii U.
Gemüsepizza
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(02-07-2013, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

Price probably.
DragonSworne
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(02-07-2013, 07:51 PM)
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You know what needs a pipeline? The toilet
Meelow
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(02-07-2013, 07:51 PM)
Didn't the Wii U sell 3 million units in 2 months? How is that bad? Or am I wrong.
Clay Davis
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For the smaller games, like you have on Xbox Live Arcade or PSN, you will probably still see some exclusive games."

not surprised by this. this gen saw the seeds being planted and it will only grow next gen.
Aquamarine
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(02-07-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gemüsepizza

Price probably.

The Wii U has a lot more problems than just its price. And Guillemot seems pretty confident.
Mondriaan
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(02-07-2013, 07:52 PM)
Ubisoft does have a record of being one of the more successful third parties on the Wii, even if many people here aren't exactly fans of titles like "Just Dance".
TreasureHunterG
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they will make the necessary changes to the machine to make sure that it continues to grow fast on the market.

Care to explain this, Ubisoft?
fabricated backlash
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(02-07-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Order Sol

Imagine Supportz

Flawless victory^^
Raist
(02-07-2013, 07:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?




Or most likely, price and/or marketing.
Wiz
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(02-07-2013, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

Necessary changes = improving the software lineup.
Darryl
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(02-07-2013, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

i can see a slight rebranding and new marketing campaign before i see a price drop.
cw_sasuke
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(02-07-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by TreasureHunterG

Care to explain this, Ubisoft?

Releasing some damn games and dropping the price, what else would he mean? lol
shinobi602
(02-07-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElTopo

Can we hope for Watch_Dogs ?

Maybe, but I'd stick with the PS4/720 versions personally.
Hero of Legend
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

A rebrand would REALLY hurt eralier games if it's a rename for instance, unless at least they reprint boxes and dig back in the code of their games to replace the name.

Sony redid the PS3 logo which I thought was weird, they did at least replaced the original on Greatest Hits games, but did they change the logo in the games if they had them?

Also how would you explain NSMBU and ZombiU if the name changes unless they keep the U in the console name?

Also, has a console ever changed it's name after launch?
skinnyrattler
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(02-07-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

No, just a rephrasing of this:

'Third party games cannot compete with Nintendo offerings....OH SHIT, MAKE SO MORE GAMES, NINTENDO...WE CAN'T DO ALL THIS HEAVY LIFTING..'
dragonflys545
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(02-07-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Order Sol

Imagine Supportz

'

Damn.
Beer Monkey
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(02-07-2013, 07:55 PM)
"Necessary changes to the machine".

I have zero fucking idea what that could possibly mean. It's not like 3DS where you can just roll out a bigger model.
redmetal86
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(02-07-2013, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by DragonSworne

You know what needs a pipeline? The toilet

oh god, you just reminded me of that old ubisoft gif where the logo is swirling in a toilet
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by DragonSworne

So why haven't they announced splinter cell or watch dogs?

.
Haunted
(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
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game over man, game over.
Gahiggidy
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(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by IGNhyperbole

Rayman won't be Ubisoft's final effort on Wii U, despite the...

Come on! Did anyone actually believe that?
Huff
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(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

Didn't the Wii U sell 3 million units in 2 months? How is that bad? Or am I wrong.

Nope you're not wrong. Nintendo is charging full steam into the future and all is well and good
Baconsammy
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(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
Am I supposed to blame Ubisoft for reacting to the situation or Nintendo for creating it?
Tim-E
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

They are not going to change the system's name after the console has already launched and a few million units have already been sold.
Malvingt2
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(02-07-2013, 07:56 PM)
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damage control.
PapaJustify
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Originally Posted by TreasureHunterG

Care to explain this, Ubisoft?

I would understand it like: "The current performance and the possibilities of the OS are a joke. We hope that the promised update from Nintendo help to improve this situation and increase the adopting rate with the customer."
kittens
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(02-07-2013, 07:57 PM)
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More like lifeline lololol
Madouu
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I wonder what Guillemot means by that. A Wii U rebranding and relaunch, perhaps?

You're reading too much into it in my opinion. He's probably talking about software mainly and a better marketing push once said software is available.

Interesting statement, some nice damage control.
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(02-07-2013, 07:58 PM)
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So basically...

pvpness
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Originally Posted by ElTopo

Can we hope for Watch_Dogs ?

I would think so. They said they delayed Rayman cause the fans wanted it on the other systems, so that logic should work in reverse. I expect it to release the same day as other versions and trust that ubi will delay all versions if necessary.
drspeedy
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(02-07-2013, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by ColdBlooder

Translation: "After wasting our time With Rayman on Wii U we will shower the stupid Wii U audience with our usual shovelware!!"

If you read that quote with a Québécois accent it's much funnier.
Mojojo
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(02-07-2013, 07:59 PM)
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"We have a pipeline of games of very high quality coming on that machine, like Rayman Legends, which makes fantastic use of what the machine can do," says Guillemot.

wow lol.. So the example for his pipeline of games coming to WiiU is Rayman Legends...Am I in the twilight zone?
Dion Blaster
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(02-07-2013, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsammy

Am I supposed to blame Ubisoft for reacting to the situation or Nintendo for creating it?

50/50
Baconsammy
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(02-07-2013, 07:59 PM)

Originally Posted by pvpness

I would think so. They said they delayed Rayman cause the fans wanted it on the other systems, so that logic should work in reverse. I expect it to release the same day as other versions and trust that ubi will delay all versions if necessary.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the 360/PS3 versions disappear completely and the game turn out to be a next gen title all along.
pieatorium
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(02-07-2013, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meelow

Didn't the Wii U sell 3 million units in 2 months? How is that bad? Or am I wrong.

2 mill
Raist
(02-07-2013, 08:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Huff

Nope you're not wrong. Nintendo is charging full steam into the future and all is well and good

2, not 3. Well, sold through.

Anyway, I wouldn't read too much into Guillemot's statement. Sounds like a rushed PR move to counter the eactions to Rayman's delay.
farnham
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(02-07-2013, 08:03 PM)
Just dance 5. It is the best selling ubi franchise

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