Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot spoke with Kotaku about the poor sales of the Wii U. The publisher has been one of the few third party companies that has supported the console. However, Guillemot stated that the Wii U needs to sell better before they make anymore exclusives.
“We need more sold,” said Guillemot. “They are coming with five of their biggest brands ever. And the Yen went down. So maybe they will take steps that will increase the number of consoles sold.”
“Our job is to be agile,” he said. “We have to adapt the company to the potential of the market. So, what we did last year, was we knew we could learn second-screen with Nintendo, so we went full-speed to use this capacity the console was bringing. And we were able to develop Rayman, which will come at the end of this year and which is fantastic, using this second screen.”
“What we saw is that, in learning that, we can also use it with the other consoles with [Xbox] Smart Glass, for example, and it’s a good option that is coming to us. If you look at us this year on Wii U we will have a lot of products.”
Ubisoft is releasing a lot of its multiplatform titles this year on the Wii U. These games include Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV and Just Dance. Rayman Legends was once a Wii U exclusive, but is now also coming out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.