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Emily Rogers, who is a staff writer at Dromble and Nintendo Force went to twitter to inform the Nintendo faithful that “Wii U owners need to buy Ubisofts games“. Speculation starting flooding the minds of Big N’s minds of the possibility that Ubisoft would start dropping support for Nintendo.
Ubisoft released the following statement to Eskimopress.com
“Ubisoft has a long-standing relationship with Nintendo. Most recently this has been reinforced by our varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with big titles including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist already released and Watch Dogs on the way.”
Gaming After Hours Perspective
When it comes to home and portable systems, Ubisoft is by far the most mentioned 3rd party developer that Nintendo has in their ranks of developers. Ubisoft presence in support is is truly staggering, many would be quick to express that supporting Nintendo is a waste of time and resources and better spent in a better productive manner. There is some truth to this but I doubt that Ubisoft would ever do this, so soon in a systems life-span. Business isn’t just about numbers and wealth, it is all about reputation as well.
Reputation is very important to a business and I’d imagine it would be damaging in some degree if the french developer were to abandon Nintendo. It would also be perceived as a sense of betrayal and no one wishes to viewed like that, regardless of the situation.
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