It's not all doom and gloom. Rayman delay aside, Ubisoft has been one of the biggest supporters of the Wii U so far, and it looks like they plan to continue that support into the near future.
From Tony Key, senior VP of sales and marketing at Ubisoft:
“We did not take a big risk with all those launch titles on Wii U"
"[Wii U game] development isn’t expensive -- some Wii U games are versions of games for other platforms, like Assassin’s Creed. And we continue to invest in that system."
“We have just as many titles coming on Wii U this year as we did after launch, because the system isn’t as resource-intensive to make games for it. We continue to believe that the Wii U will find its audience. We saw some good games [during Nintendo Direct this week]. We’re confident that the Wii U is a good place for us to do business, and we can make money there.”
This comes after a recent announcement of a drop in some support for the Wii U, so it is difficult to get a sense of exactly where Ubisoft stands.
Ubisoft has several key games in the works for the Wii U, including the highly anticipated Watch Dogs, the infamous Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Let's hope that both Ubisoft and other developers see the potential of the Wii U!
At least it's somewhat understandable PR speak. Here's EA's Frank Gibeau for comparison:
Franky boy said:
We're not announcing any new Wii U titles at E3, but that doesn't preclude us making games for it going forward. Do we have developers inside Electronic Arts that are watching the Wii U and understanding how it's developing? Yes, we're absolutely doing that. Do we have active development of Wii U titles that we're ready to publicly announce right now. No we do not.
See, that contradicts what Reggie said during the "Nintendo Power Hour" on GT yesterday. He said that despite what EA is saying, they're developing titles. It even says as much in your quote, just that they aren't announcing them yet.
What is odd to me is that EA is releasing FIFA 14 on Wii and not Wii U...huh?