Why No Assassin’s Creed: Unity for Wii U? Here is Why

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Assassins Creed Unity 4 Player One of the biggest games of the new generation of gaming, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, is not on the Wii U, but why? Well, the answer is very obvious. In an interview with Red Bull's video game blog, Assassin’s Creed: Unity creative director Alex Amancio explained that it features improvements over the previous Assassin’s games and elements that are beyond the capabilities of the last-gen consoles -- Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 -- and Nintendo’s Wii U. The scale of the open-world action adventure and the fact that the people in the crowd have a great impact on story and gameplay simply make it impossible for the three low-tech consoles to handle the grandeur of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. “It couldn’t, it really couldn’t”, Amancio said, adding:
“I mean this is why we from the beginning, this was going to be a new-gen-only title, because the crowds aren’t aesthetic, they actually have impact. If we did anything to hinder that or to reduce that it would have a detrimental impact, it wouldn’t be the same experience. I don’t think that would be fair to fans, to sell the same game but with different levels of experience. Even the seamless nature of the series and the scale of the game right, we couldn’t do that. We never load Paris. It wouldn’t be possible, in our minds we’d be cheating fans by providing a lesser version of the same game.”
Like we said, the answer to why there is no Assassin’s Creed Unity for the Wii U is very obvious. Simply put, the game is too big and technologically-sophisticated for the Nintendo. Sure Ubisoft could greatly scale everything down, but then who would buy such a degraded piece of work? RELATED: Why is there no French accents in Assassin’s Creed Unity? This is why Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers do get an alternative to Unity in form of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, but Wii U owners will be left in the cold and will likely never get to experience a new Assassin’s Creed game on their chosen console for years to come. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot previously stated that the French publisher will not release new mature titles on the system due to its slows sales and strong focus on a younger demographic.

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