Watch Dogs on Wii U will not launch alongside Xbox One and PS4 versions

The Wii U version of Watch Dogs will be released sometime after June 2014.

Watch Dogs on Wii U is not cancelled, despite earlier rumours, but this version of the game will not be released alongside the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Instead, Watch Dogs on Wii U will be released at a later date. The other versions will launch sometime between April and June 2014, Ubisoft confirmed today.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed the news during its latest investor call.

In January, GameStop stores in the US and Italy were reported to have cancelled preorders for the Wii U version of Watch Dogs. A GameStop US representative attributed this to a computer error at the time.

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drknessfeeds
drknessfeeds

While I don't own a Wii I think that its cool that Ubisoft is not forgetting the Wii.

benuoa7x
benuoa7x

whether it will be released in titanfall gaming computer?

devilzzz2014
devilzzz2014

So because the game play is probably better on the Wii U cuz of the game pad the system has they are delaying it so that they will sell more PS4 and Xboner copies of the game and maybe MS and Sony gave them some cash to do so just so people might buy one of their new consoles instead of getting a Wii U.  Sony and MS know that Watch Dogs game play wise will be inferior on their console and so does Ubisoft.

profion85
profion85

@devilzzz2014 .Ubisoft also delay the Rayman Legends for Wiiu  and the reason that do this is also with WD is because Ubisoft know that will be sell less copies than other platforms. Nintedo  the  last two years has a lot of financial problems because third parties game developers/companies don't support Nintendo and WiiU(like EA, e.t.c).Ubisoft is one of the exceptions and still support the comapny. I'm owner of ps4,xbox one,wiiu and i enjoy the Wiiu game pad a lot and a game like WD will work nice with game pad, but WD won't be inferior on PS4 in game play cause Wiiu has a useful gamepad . If you check the hardware specifications  of Wiiu and PS4 there are enormous differents. Think that PS3 has better cpu and ram comparing to Wiiu, that release 5 years later than PS3. Wiiu has  only has better graphic card than PS3.WD will be superior on ps4 and xbox one, especially in ps4 cause has the most powerful hardware specs compare to all consoles.

mathg04
mathg04

Ubisoft's whining about how the Wii U is trash because their games don't sell. In the same time they release their game on the Wii U later then on the other platformes, wich makes everyone intended to buy the Wii U version reconsider buying it for the Wii U. Smart move Ubi...

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@mathg04

I'm still p1ssed at Ubisoft for not pushing the ZombiU franchise (one the Wii U).. and Ubisoft is to blind to see, that the "bad" sales of the  ZombiU were a bit self inflicted (crapy cover, bad PR..) 

if those sales can be called "bad" for a Wii U game..., it could have sold as much as Demon's Souls did on the PS3, if they did the PR and cover right...


if Ubisoft would reconsider making ZU2, all the bad PR because of Rayman, and Watchdogs, would all just melt away..., but like this, Ubisoft is as bad as Reggie-Fils or EA...

flankenstein
flankenstein

I'm kind of expecting (definitely hoping) that it will run at 60fps on the next-gen consoles since they took more time to work on it.

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

@flankenstein  

I'll guess it will be unlocked 30+ on PS4 (avg around 50) and locked 30 fps on XBOXOne. No beef to XBOXOne, I'm sure it will be a great game on both platforms.

jlahoud
jlahoud

OK this is REALLY Really unfair... Why do Wii U has to be sacrificed...Why not delaying the XBOX 360 and PS3 they are previous gen after all...

It's not fare for 3 parties publishers to ask Nintendo to sell more why they do everything not to help Nintendo...

Now more people are going to look for the other version of Watchdogs and forget abo the Wii U version on the launch one day...Ubisoft is disappointing me How do you want Wii U to sell if you are not helping the cause...

OzoneOfDarkness
OzoneOfDarkness

@jlahoud dude you bought the piece of shit. anyone could have told you this kind of thing would happen. the wii u was destined to fail

jlahoud
jlahoud

@OzoneOfDarkness @jlahoud The 3th parties are the piece of shit..Once you have a Wii U you realise how good it is ...it's not about the spect its the gaming experience dude...the other systems are not different for high end gaming PCs

EmericaCky2K
EmericaCky2K

@jlahoud @OzoneOfDarkness  


If it's not obvious to you why the WiiU version was delayed, I can explain.


It costs just as much or more to develop a WiiU port compared to an XBOX360 port. However, the XBOX360 has tens of millions of potential buyers where the WiiU has (at most) 4 million people who even own the console.


There is little to no return on investment.


Ubisoft in my opinion is the last blessing Nintendo has (they are the largest publisher who still makes games on WiiU). For them to still make games for this abomination seems like a poor business decision. You should be thankful you get a port at all. Watch Dogs might be the last big AAA title you get for a long time.


rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

I dont mind the delay as long as  its a good version. 

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

Interested in how they incorporate the WiiU gamepad.

stuff238
stuff238

That is too funny. I have a feeling they will just end up cancelling the wii U version like other developers have been doing. It just is not worth it. Nintendo fans don't like those kind of games.

Nev3rtime
Nev3rtime

As long as its a good port and they take advantage of the gamepad it'll be fine. ubisoft gave the wii u the best verson of splinter cell blacklist and a good version of ac4 so they'll probably do a good job.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Nev3rtime I think also the use of the gamepad in Raymand legends is quite brilliant and creative.

briancox
briancox

@ReadingRainbow4  The Wii U isn't a mess homie!Its the 3rd prty devs!

now if Nintendo were to release a new system like the one in development it would be twice a fast as current gen systems. that would stp production of games for ps3 and 360 and current gen would become last gen.crashing the gaming industry and causing a finacal disaster for ms and sony.so really ask urself would u really want Nintendo to remake a system with as much doe as they have and a good lesson learned

devilzzz2014
devilzzz2014

@ReadingRainbow4  The Wii U isn't getting it first because Ubisoft knows there is better game play on the Wii U version and if it comes out first the other versions won't sell as well.  This is all about money.

iown2ps4s
iown2ps4s

So the Wii U version is being refined to be better than the PS4 version? Oh my gosh, man. I'm always regretting buying my PS4. I wish I gotted an Xbox One or Wii u instead. They both have better graphics and more games.

RobDev
RobDev

@iown2ps4s  hmmmm, not sure where you pulled that "insight" from.

darwin356
darwin356

@RobDev @iown2ps4s  maybe from the likes of rayman legends and most wanted U? i don't know, and don't care as fanboys will tend to overlook anything good on the wii u, but one thing's for sure ill be getting this both on ps4 and wii u(maybe if it shows a better handling on the gamepad) as i dont have a strong enough pc and an xbox.

19James89
19James89

@iown2ps4s  Well a PS4 owner has no right boasting about graphics on their low end PC. 



Vylsith
Vylsith

@darwin356 @RobDev@iown2ps4s NFS Most Wanted isn't on the PS4 and Rayman Legends isn't out yet for the PS4.  Your comment makes no sense...  At all.

darwin356
darwin356

@Vylsith  "RobDev" was wondering where "iown2ps4s" got his "insight", so yeah, i gave an answer,  and i'm talking about the Wii U versions, it doesn't matter if it's not on the ps4 because it's on the ps3/xbox360/pc. You should learn to read and understand my friend.

19James89
19James89

@EmericaCky2K Tell that to Nvidia, they know a thing or two about PC's and if they say it's low end, then it's low end. 


It's a decent box for people who can't afford high end PC's. 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

The Wii U GamePad will work great with this game.

19James89
19James89

@GH05T-666  It's a shame that I won't be buying it, I'll be too busy playing Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2 to care about this game and Ubisoft. 

Vylsith
Vylsith

@19James89 @GH05T-666 Awww, you mad bro?  Word to the wise, don't get pissed off at the last major publisher supporting the Wii U.  Bad idea...

rob9999991
rob9999991

I have a feeling the WiiU version is going to surpass most peoples expectations. It's probably going to be a very good version of the game!

wasakawaka
wasakawaka

Agreed, Nintendo has survived through worse and even though Nintendo doesn't appeal to me any more I don't get why developers are having issues programming the wii u, maybe I missed something but is it difficult?

Vylsith
Vylsith

@wasakawaka Difficulty isn't really the issue here.  The games just don't sell on the Wii U.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@rob9999991 No idea why you'd think that.  It'll look and perform much better on the PS4 and Xbox One.  I'll take better graphics and gameplay over a touchpad with a phone's interface.

kujel
kujel

My intent to purchase has been officially delayed.

surfepic
surfepic

I don´t care about any consoles, I am happy to finally hear some new info from the developer. My hands were shaking so much I couldn´t hold a single glass, Thank you UBISOFT, I wanted an status update, now I´ve got it.

xguardx
xguardx

I do hope that Watch Dogs will end out being good, but I so did not buy a Wii U for that game so I really couldn't care less for this news. lol

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The Wii U version should launch with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions at the very least. Since they are about equal tech. The PS4 and Xbox one versions should launch first. in April then the others in June. With PC version in May.


Seems like they are having much difficulty finishing this game. Hopefully it will be worth it.

devilzzz2014
devilzzz2014

@Megavideogamer  No this is about money and Ubisoft knows that the Wii U version will have better game play because the game will take advantage of the controller and so they don't want Wii U sales eating into MS and Sony last gen and next gen sales of this game.  It also would not surprise me if MS and Sony handed them cash to do this.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

Don't bother me none.  Wii U version wouldn't be my first or last choice anyway..