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Ubisoft Sees A Little Something For Everybody In Wii U

by Jeff Cork on Nov 08, 2011 at 03:24 AM

It should come as no surprise that Ubisoft is on board with Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console. After all, the company was one of the earliest third-party supporters of the Wii and Kinect, reaping the financial rewards that came with being among the first to the market. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot expects big things from Wii U as well, which could be a home for the company's split development personalities.

"We are big believers in the Wii U, on two subjects," Guillemot said in an interview with Gamasutra. "One is for high-end games, where we'll be able to do a game for the Wii U, but also for other [high-definition] machines, but also with specific use of [Wii U's] tablet. Two, is we like the Wii U for all the [potential of] casual games."

Guilemot says that the Wii makes up nearly half of the company's business (45 percent, by his estimation), largely led by the popularity of the Just Dance series. He says he still doesn't know exactly where the Wii U will find its ultimate home, between hardcore and casual players, but that Ubisoft will be catering to both audiences.