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Polygon says Ubisoft said Watch Dogs Wii U wasn't canned, [retracts statement]

Aquamarine

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Last month, reports began circling of GameStop stores in Italy and the U.S. canceling pre-orders for Watch Dogs on Wii U. GameStop told Polygon at the time that the Wii U version had not been canceled, but Nintendo's third quarter financial report published on Jan. 30 did not list Watch Dogs as a Wii U title coming this fiscal year.
Polygon edited their article. They got rid of the word Ubisoft and replaced it with GameStop.

Oh god...this was a huge oversight for Polygon. Now the thread title is 100% misleading as Ubisoft never actually told Polygon that the Wii U version is still coming.

So now we know that Ubisoft has given ZERO confirmation to anybody that the Wii U version is still in existence...back to square one.
 

Zetta

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Came in here to hear some good news for WiiU and leaving disappointed.

 

Aquamarine

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This is really confusing.

1) Polygon said in a new article "Ubisoft confirmed with Polygon at the time [last month] that the Wii U version had not been canceled," implying Ubisoft directly told them that the Wii U version was still in development

2) Because Ubisoft allegedly told Polygon that, OP made a new thread called "Watch Dogs Confirmed for Wii U"

3) However, some people were suspicious that this was really not the case because many other journalism outlets asked Ubisoft if Watch_Dogs was still coming to Wii U...and they said "No comment" again and again (to everyone except Polygon)

4) Polygon just changed their wording to: "GameStop told Polygon at the time [last month] that the Wii U version had not been canceled," saying that Ubisoft never actually told them anything

5) We're back to square one


And, Polygon appeared to use a second source to "back up its claims that Watch Dogs was confirmed for Wii U, but it only linked to a generic Reuters article where Ubisoft said "Watch Dogs has not been cancelled" in a generic sense (in response to a question if the game was cancelled for every platform).
 

NewGame

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Not everyone. As long as Ubisoft have implemented the GamePad features well for a game that's practically made for the controller then the Wii U SKU should be the definitive version. I'll certainly be getting it for the Wii U.

People don't play a game like this for gameplay dude, they just want to see pretty lights and particle effects and power fantasy etc.

But yeah if you could have your 'phone' on the pad screen to access all the time that would be cool.
 

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Polygon, pay attention to wyat you're doing. The wording on this is important to Wii U owners.

Since this game didn't show up on the Nintendo list, I think it isn't coming.
 

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shinra-bansho

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Isn't the writing basically on the wall at this stage. I can only think of two scenarios where when asked if a title is still being released the answer is "no comment."

The title has been cancelled and the company is trying to find a way to announce it with as little backlash as possible.

The company is on the fence and is in negotiations for some sort of incentivisation by the platform holder before they'll recommit to a release publicly.

This isn't the first and won't be the last time the "no comment" situation will play out as usual.
 
Isn't the writing basically on the wall at this stage. I can only think of two scenarios where when asked if a title is still being released the answer is "no comment."

The title has been cancelled and the company is trying to find a way to announce it with as little backlash as possible.

The company is on the fence and is in negotiations for some sort of incentivisation by the platform holder.

This isn't the first and won't be the last time the "no comment" situation will play out as usual.
It's also not uncommon to not announce SKU changes near a fiscal report as some companies prefer to wait for the report itself.
 

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1) Polygon said in a new article "Ubisoft confirmed with Polygon at the time [last month] that the Wii U version had not been canceled," implying Ubisoft directly told them that the Wii U version was still in development

2) Because Ubisoft allegedly told Polygon that, OP made a new thread called "Watch Dogs Confirmed for Wii U"

3) However, some people were suspicious that this was really not the case because many other journalism outlets asked Ubisoft if Watch_Dogs was still coming to Wii U...and they said "No comment" again and again (to everyone except Polygon)

4) Polygon just changed their wording to: "GameStop told Polygon at the time [last month] that the Wii U version had not been canceled," saying that Ubisoft never actually told them anything

5) We're back to square one

Wow, that's insane. Can't believe they tried to pass off a GAMESTOP statement from LAST MONTH as a "source" to confirm that Wii U Watch Dogs is not cancelled.
 

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Wow, that's insane. Can't believe they tried to pass off a GAMESTOP statement from LAST MONTH as a "source" to confirm that Wii U Watch Dogs is not cancelled.

Hey now... What's more important? Journalistic integrity, or writing content that people can click on? Scratch that. Which of the above pays the bills?

And remember, if anyone calls you out for it, just act like they're overreacting because, it's just video games guys. Right? It's not like they ever claimed they were going to elevate the quality of the games media or anything.
 

shinra-bansho

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Which one is it? This is such a simple answer on Ubi's part.
"Unfortunately, we will no longer be releasing Watch_Dogs on the WiiU as there was insufficient demand for the title. We strongly value Nintendo as a partner and we are still fully committed to supporting the WiiU with multiple other titles in active development."
 

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If it gets released for Wii U I will get it and copy the box art and have it framed.

Holyshit what a fucking mess! Now give me fucking Cranky Kong as a pre-order character!!
 

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The writer of the polygon article said:

Sorry - GameStop said Wii U version was not canceled. Ubi told Reuters it's still on track for spring


The article she links to says:

"The group does not comment on market rumors," a Ubisoft spokesman said in response to a query from Reuters, after a 4-percent fall in the company's share price. "The game is still expected in the first quarter of fiscal 2014-15."

Apparently this counts as Ubisoft confirming the Wii U version of Watch Dogs is still coming.
 

Aquamarine

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We should ban Emily Rogers "news"

She has since deleted her tweet when it was revealed that Polygon didn't actually hear any news from Ubisoft and their "second source" is a generic statement about Watch_Dogs not being cancelled (for every platform).
 

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Yeah, in this case it wasn't Emily Rogers' fault, it was Polygon's fault for mistakenly citing Ubisoft when they meant GameStop, which was the purportedly novel element to this.
 

Aquamarine

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Yeah, in this case it wasn't Emily Rogers' fault, it was Polygon's fault for mistakenly citing Ubisoft when they meant GameStop, which was the purportedly novel element to this.

Their new wording is "GameStop told." Their original wording was "Ubisoft confirmed." That's the beauty of their misinformation...the original wording was so resolute about Ubisoft's "direct confirmation to them" that Watch_Dogs on Wii U was still coming out.
 

Raysoul

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#TeamNotCancelled

This is reminding me of the CoD: Ghost on Wii U situation, only worse. LOL.
 

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Today: Watch Dogs is unconfirmed to be confirmed for Wii U.

Tomorrow: Watch Dogs is confirmed to be unconfirmed for Wii U.