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Saty
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(07-08-2013, 04:34 PM)
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GI.biz has an article with comments from Yves and Peter Moore: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...e-this-holiday

Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft, is typically one of the biggest proponents of new systems, but betting big on the Wii U didn't work out well for the company. ZombiU, one of the most popular launch titles for the system with players, was not profitable, he says. Not even close. As such, he says, there are no plans (or even desire) for a sequel.

It was, in fact, because of that game's performance that Ubisoft decided to make Rayman Legends a multiplatform game.

For EA, at least, it's the system's lack of a rich multiplayer environment that's one of the big concerns - especially for sports titles. (That's part of the reason Madden won't appear on the system this year.)

"The lack of online engagement that we see on Wii U [is troubling]," says Moore. "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."

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Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft, is typically one of the biggest proponents of new systems, but betting big on the Wii U didn't work out well for the company. ZombiU, one of the most popular launch titles for the system with players, was not profitable, he says. Not even close. As such, he says, there are no plans (or even desire) for a sequel.

wow...
Pie and Beans
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(07-08-2013, 04:34 PM)
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ZombiU not being "even close" to profitable is bad, bad news.
Heart Attack
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(07-08-2013, 04:34 PM)
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RIP ZombieU.
decoyplatypus
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Pity. It was a neat launch title.
casmith07
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Welp.
Brinbe
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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greaaat...

Probably the best Wii U game right now.
Guevara
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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If anyone doubted the Wii U is in for hard times.
suppadoopa
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Oh boy.
NewGame
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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It was a really fun survival horror!

I'm sure in a decade people will look back on it as the Luigi's Mansion of the WiiU.
RamzaIsCool
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Isn't this supposed to be WiiU's best selling third party title? Hmm
BadWolf
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(07-08-2013, 04:35 PM)
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Ouch.
Nibel
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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THANK YOU BILL TRINEN
SmokyDave
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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was not profitable, he says. Not even close. As such, he says, there are no plans (or even desire) for a sequel.

Bollocks, man :(

The game was great. Put a sequel out on consoles that people actually own and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Tuck
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Very bad news...
Courage
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Let's see how much more they'll stick with them.
daxgame
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Too bad, game is good! =)
Ridley327
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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The previous games that ZombiU once was must not have been cheap, because as much as I like the final game, it was not the most AAA of productions.
DyTonic
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Nintendo fucked up big time.
massoluk
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Sorry, I'm part of the problem. I'm just not interested in horror game. RE4 was an exception.
Dragon
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Guess that answers a few questions. Can't blame Ubisoft if they weren't making a profit.
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Zombi2 for XboxOne and PS4
NateDrake
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(07-08-2013, 04:36 PM)
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Maybe if a single website reviewed the game well it would have sold. GameSpot giving it a 4 certainly did not help convince launch buyers in picking the title up.

I love Zombi U and wish a sequel comes to light one day.
Xer0
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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I don't *really* want to port-beg, here, but...

I mean...come on. Do it, Ubisoft.
rvy
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"The lack of online engagement that we see on Wii U [is troubling]," says Moore. "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."

The PR way of saying:

"We can't rip-off the consumer on the WiiU, so they're out of sync with the future."
Malvingt2
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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oh wow.... I did my part :(
anexanhume
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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This is coming from a guy that was happy how AC:L did on the vita at 600K. So, yeah.
Interfectum
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guevara

If anyone doubted the Wii U is in for hard times.

"Hard times" is putting it lightly.
Yado
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Why didn't they include online multiplayer if they wanted online engagemt?
GulAtiCa
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Damn, that sucks. I really enjoyed the game, despite it's small faults.
Patryn
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Originally Posted by RamzaIsCool

Isn't this supposed to be WiiU's best selling third party title? Hmm

If that's true.... then ouch. I don't see how the Wii U will ever be able to create a healthy ecosystem for third party games.
oldmario
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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guess that's code for expect a port on ps4 and xbox one, could work on both with vita and smart glass
LiveFromKyoto
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Horrible news. That game was sheer genius, it was just compromised as it was rushed for launch. Most of its problems (glitches, lack of melee weapons) are easy to solve and it was ripe for a sequel to come along and take the franchise to the next level.

Hopefully somebody comes along and borrows the idea, if Ubi won't do it.
Glass Rebel
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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I'm surprised there's still no port for PC/PS3/360
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Hahaha, ouch, those are some harsh words.

Unprecedented abandonment?
Aquamarine
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Clearly this was instrumental to Ubisoft's decision to reduce support for the Wii U platform.

ZombiU must have been a major writeoff. Those kind of losses, even if Nintendo subsidized part of development / marketing, would put off any company from supporting a platform.
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ComputerMKII
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Well, who would buy a console with such poor third-party support?
DragonSworne
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Out of all the retail games on Wii U, It should be assumed that only NSMBU has turned a profit so far.
kinggroin
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(07-08-2013, 04:37 PM)
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Shame. A damn shame


Hate seeing great product go unrewarded. Maybe later one they decide on a multiplat sequel.
Krakatoa
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That a real shame. It's such a great game. Hopefully later into next gen they may revisit a sequel.
iSnakeTk
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)
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lol there were alot of people here saying that ZombieU was profitable on the WiiU and that it was a succesful game.

guess they were talking out of their ass
Himself
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Ouch.
Linkhero1
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Well, at least we know why Ubisoft won't release anymore exclusives for the Wii U. lol
Basileus777
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Originally Posted by rvy

The PR way of saying:

"We can't rip-off the consumer on the WiiU, so they're out of sync with the future."

No they are saying that there are no consumers to rip-off.
MoogPaul
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Yikes.
Guevara
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Zombi2 for XboxOne and PS4

I wouldn't be surprised (also I'm in. Zombi U looked interesting but isn't a system seller for me).
kewlmyc
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Damn, son. Hopefully Smash can save the system.
sixteen-bit
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Originally Posted by anexanhume

This is coming from a guy that was happy how AC:L did on the vita. So, yeah.

ACL was a pack-in at one time. ZombieU had that luxury as well, right?
LiveFromKyoto
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yado

Why didn't they include online multiplayer if they wanted online engagemt?

The OP included a quote from Peter Moore of EA about online, you're mixing the two.
Aquamarine
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(07-08-2013, 04:38 PM)

Originally Posted by DragonSworne

Out of all the retail games on Wii U, It should be assumed that only NSMBU has turned a profit so far.

I can't imagine Nintendo Land development costs were very high. :-P

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