Despite Ubisoft’s aparent love-affair with Wii U, Watch Dogs, the company’s most impressive game at E3 2012, isn’t headed to the new system. What’s worse, and more confusing, the game includes tablet features that will need additional hardware to use on other systems.
Watch Dogs works with an iPad app that allows players to view a map of the game’s setting (a future Chicago) that includes notes and icons with additional information. The app will help players plan their missions and keep tabs on NPCs as well.
Strangely, Ubisoft has only said that Watch Dogs is coming to 360, PS3, and PC, but has not ruled out other systems. President Yves Guillemot gave a “we’ll see” for next-gen.
A Wii U port seems obvious to the point of ridiculousness, so what’s Ubisoft’s problem? Fans are speculating that Nintendo has clamped down on announcing anything beyond the new system’s launch window. It turns out the games we saw at Nintendo’s press conference are all scheduled to come out within the first few months of the system’s life.
It’s possible Nintendo is trying to avoid what happened with the 3DS, where many games that were announced ended up getting cancelled or taking up to a year to come out, distracting consumers from what was actually available for the system at launch.
Source: Video Gamer