Cost of Wii U relatively cheap for Ubisoft

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Ubisoft has recently commented on the cost of developing for the Wii U regarding it as a relatively cheap exercise with console ports being even less. CEO Yves Guillemot speaks out about the company not investing as much money when it comes to development, and mentions that they are to make more games for the Wii U.

Five games out of seven planned for launch are console ports and these are quite small reinvestments to do explained Guillemot to investors, although it was noted that ZombiU and Rayman Legends are the most costly even if it is still significantly less than that of some of their other multiplatform franchises, like Assassin’s Creed. GameZone report this news and mention that the AC game is also going to be ported to the Wii U, along with Ubisoft’s estimations that not much investment is necessary for their titles on Nintendo’s new console.

Even though Guillemot believes that the Wii U will have great success, some may feel that if this console turns out to be a failure Ubisoft has not lost too much in investment as far as research and development is concerned. In other news PlayTM reports on the development of the Wii U and Shigeru Miyamoto’s reveal about the time spent on the new Nintendo console, the creator of Mario and Zelda explained it all started one year after the Wii’s launch, amounting to this being five years in the making.

With no set release date or price, there is a notion that the Wii U should be out for this Christmas and in last weeks post, we spoke about the November release window gaining credibility as more rumors have added to this theory. Other than Sega recently publishing a game at the same time suggesting that the Wii U will be out by then, there was also a similar mistake by Rise of the Guardians developer D3 publisher and a November release has been cropping up on a regular basis. If the Wii U development started one year after the current console was released, maybe more will be expected from the Wii U after its arrival. Do you think that the date and price will be revealed a couple of months before its launch?