Despite Nintendo fans and nay-sayers alike complaining that the Wii U needs more “mature” content, Ubisoft has proven – yet again – that nobody actually buys these grown-up games. Innovative Wii U launch title ZombiU was, officially, a serious commercial failure for the company, and it will not be getting a sequel.
We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience. We hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.’
The news disappoints the game’s handful of fans, but – whether it’s the platform or the first-person survival horror genre – Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells GamesIndustry International that ZombiU was “not even close” to turning a profit.