Ubisoft plans to port Wii U titles to tablets/smartphones to better manage development costs
According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who spoke to the press last night at an invitation-only event just before Ubisoft’s E3 showing, the publisher/developer is going to be porting all projects it develops for the Wii U to tablets and smartphones, as well.
“The new content you can’t port on the other machines, but what you can do is port it to mobile phones and tablets…It’s a way to create content that you will be able to port on the generations of tablets and phones that work well,” explained Guillemot. “If you don’t monetize it there, you can monetize it on many other platforms. You have to do specific content to be monetized by the Wi U itself, but it’s also an opening to all the tablets and phones, because it’s the same system, in a way- the touch screen.”
Currently, Ubisoft has a total lineup of eight games, ranging from the M rated ZombiU and Assassin’s Creed III to the family friendly Rayman Legends and Just Dance 4.
Source: Games Industry.biz
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