Following the consistently low sales of their Mature-rated games on the Wii U, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has decided that since a majority of Nintendo fans don’t seem to be too interested in that kind of entertainment, they’re just going to stop making them. This means Watch Dogs, scheduled to arrive later this year, will be the final M-rated game Ubisoft brings to the Wii U. This also means no more ZombiU, though that should come as surprise seeing as Ubisoft confirmed last July that they had scrapped the prototype for a sequel they had in-development.
This disheartening bit of news comes from Game Informer, which recently had the chance to chat with Guillemot regarding their plans for Nintendo’s console. The gist of it is the publisher will be shifting their focus entirely on bringing family-friendly entertainment, like their incredibly popular Just Dance series, to the Wii U from now on.
Their decision to not turn ZombiU into a series makes sense from a business perspective, but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing. ZombiU is a fantastic game that had the potential to become a strong new horror franchise. It certainly deserved to last longer than it did.