People are expecting developers to stop what they're doing and pick up a new platform, which requires more money and resources, to port a game that they've been working on for several years in time for the system's launch(or near launch) far too often. This is NOT something everyone can do, especially with hardware they have little experience with. If it were my project, that was nearly finished, I wouldn't bother taking the risk, money, and manpower to port the game over when focus could remain on making the game as good as it possibly can be on the currently planned platforms. The fact that Wii U is missing this game doesn't really mean anything.
Ubisoft confirms December-dated first-person shooter not slated for Nintendo's new console.
[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to GameSpot that Far Cry 3 will not be available for the Wii U because the system was not considered at the onset of development.
"We will not be releasing Far Cry 3 on Wii U," reads a line from the statement. "The game has been in development for more than two years and at the time Wii U had not been considered."
The original story follows below
Far Cry 3 is the latest AAA title to skip the Wii U. An Ubisoft representative has told CVG that Ubisoft's December-dated first-person shooter is not planned for Nintendo's first high-definition console.
Ubisoft did not provide the site a rationale as to why Far Cry 3 is bypassing the Wii U, and the company had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment at press time.
Ubisoft is one of Nintendo's most prolific partners for the Wii U at launch. The French publisher is bringing a host of games to the console, including Assassin's Creed III, ZombiU, Just Dance 4, Rayman Legends, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, and Rabbids Land.
Other big-name games skipping the Wii U include Resident Evil 6 and Dead Space 3. Additionally, just last week, Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda said it presently has no plans for the Wii U.
http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/farcry3onwiiu Thats for the petition come on people sign the petition instead of complaing on gamespot.
We can do this and then maybe if we have enough people sign for the petitiob they will listen to our public demand. After all it is Nintendo who needs the game and this could give the wiiu a momentum where it gathers alot of public attention and will bring consumers to the new console. We can help Nintendo and ourselves by starting a petition. Any one with me?
So for years now we keep hearing from PS3 owners that PS3 has many years of life in it and we don't need next generation consoles and yet when the Wii U comes out, they attack it for not being as powerful as they wanted it to be (but of course they don't even know the official specs when making these comments). It sounds like if the Wii U was 3-4x or 200x more powerful than PS3/360, the same people were never interested in it in the first place.
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@Iffy350 The Wii is old but Wii U is a brand new console. The developer just said the reason they didn't develop it is because the Wii U wasn't considered but that doesn't mean it can't run this game. The GPU in Wii U is RV770, that's about 3.5-4x as powerful as the one in Xbox360/PS3.
By your logic, Dark Souls can't run on the PC because PC is a relic. Until PC gamers petitioned for it, it was never going to come to the PC because the developer never considered PC as a gaming platform for Dark Souls during its development. Just sayin'.
@BestJinjo The CPU also counts. And Wii U's CPU is slower than the PS3's and 360's which is why many AAA title games like FC3 and Dead Space 3 are not going to the Wii U. You can have a GTX 690 but your games won't run any better if you're still using a Pentium 4 with it.
But they apparently have enough time to bring garbage like Just Dance 4, Your Shape 2013, & Sports Connection while awesome games like Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist (watch the stealth trailer), Watch Dogs, Furious 4, & Rainbow 6: Patriots can't come because "its not the main development platform" (ironic that Just Dance 4 & Your Shape 2013 are multiplatform and are still coming to Wii U). Eat a large one Ubisoft, the only Wii U games of yours that I'm buying are Assassin's Creed III & ZombiU.
LOLOL Every week some new Dev says no support for WiiU WiiU, and every week nintendo fanboys say " Oh well I didn't want that game anyway" ROFL whatever stops the tears fanboys, whatever stops the tears. Keep using that excuse to make yourselves feel better that your not getting some pretty awesome games like skyrim or fallout or farcry and lots more ROFL!!!!
@dreamfist11 im sure they have an xbox or ps3 or something. Why do people come on here to talk crap. Well what ever makes you happy i guess.
@dreamfist11 Whatever stops the tears? Whining about it and being upset because it doesn't come to WiiU would indeed be QQing, but not this. Most people simply don't care about this game not coming for the WiiU, I know I don't, I'll just get it for PC or PS3 anyways, so this doesn't affect me at all, and I'm sure that's how most people here reason.
@dreamfist11 Copy and paste?
You're running out of ideas I see. Typical.
@zequex You forgot one vital detail, the WiiU has been announced since last year, has a release date and a price, the Nextstation and NextBox haven't even been announce. In summary, yes, your comment was pretty stupid
@dreamfist11 @zequex And hundreds of next generation games are never coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 but will be available for Wii U over the course of the next 4-5 years. The Wii U already has the 2nd largest game launch in terms of # of games, only 2 games behind PS2's launch of 29 game titles on its release.
His isn't stupid, unlike yours.
Your actually on par with that emptycow creature in terms of blind moronic claims. Nextstation and NextBox sounds stupid as well. Far Cry 3 isn't yet disclosed with next gen, just like Wii U's specs weren't fully disclosed to the public.
See, get it? You're stupid ;).
@dreamfist11 Far Cry 3 has been in development for more than two years.
My (sarcastic yet true) comment is as stupid as the headline to this article.
Resident Evil 6 will more than likely appear on the Wii U next year at some point, this is Capcom we're talking about.
I think it's pretty much logical as you can't just turn the game you've been scheduled to release on the X,Y,Z platforms to also release on the W platform at the same time on the last moment, the Wii U just received a release date afterall and it's capabilities were only shown recently. Also they didn't said the word "never", they may consider it for a later release or for future releases, as mentioned in the article Ubi already has plenty of titles to release with the new console, so who knows.
Still trying to drag down the Wii U I see. They said there were to plans yet. Not that they will never consider it. It could happen. Especially considering Ubisoft's faith in the Wii U, and backing up Nintendo all throughout the Wii U's launch.
Here's a few reasons why
I also heard Ever since the Nintendo 64 releaced they announced there would be "only family-friendly-gaming" (and COD-followers)
@TURBO-BURNER I would argue that Nintendo allows the most freedom of developers, i mean c'mon, think of No More Heroes 2, you do jerking off gestures to power up your sword...
@slayer1090 @TURBO-BURNER The last part of the article talks about how they are NOT as strict anymore. They stopped censoring when ESRB was established and removed the need to make games kid-friendly.
They still keep their own games on the lighter side but they don't censor 3rd party games (except for extreme situations).
Seriously, this was all in the article.
That'd be viable, if we were still living in the 90's dude.
Think of Perfect Dark, Rare, Resident Evil 4, and so on. It argues that entire article.
If that was the case, then why did they allow Rare, their 2nd party studio, release GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct Gold and Conker's Bad Fur Day? They even published Eternal Darkness on the GameCube. They stopped censoring shortly after censoring Mortal Kombat turned out to be a terrible move and drew gamers to the Genesis version.
@TURBO-BURNER Cool article! Thanks!
Here's what's going on with Nintendo and their wiiu.They release a new console but spec capabilities that should be release 6 years ago.
Ad to that the fact the "new" console isn't even better of what popular consoles are capable today but even inferior.So this Nintendo guys do expect the companies to lowered a product quality just to this guys can have a game in their 6 yearls old hardware at the same level as the already present hardaware?That's no fair to all who already have a console and average pc.Just say NO to crapware.
@hitechgraphs The CPU in the Wii U is slightly less powerful than the one in Xbox360/PS3 but the GPU is significantly more powerful. Most sources point to an RV770-derived AMD graphics chip. Only 2 such chips were made and each of those is around 3.5-4x as powerful as the R500 Xenos GPU in the Xbox 360 (which itself is more powerful then the RSX in the PS3).
@hitechgraphs "Ad to that the fact the "new" console isn't even better of what popular consoles are capable today but even inferior"
You sir know what specs the Wii U has? Yes?
Why dont you share your knowledge with us.
You cant? Oh well...
@MajorasMask00 Me neither, and I'm bored. Gran Turismo has been installing for 1 hour on my Ps3......
@franzito No Ubisoft just doesn't have the manpower to develop a surprise third version of FC3 along with ACIII and all the other ports they make... Porting takes time and I really don't see how missing a few multi-platform titles is going hurt the Wii U at this time. I'm not buying one because I can already play many of the games on my ps3 so why should I care if it is missing a few ports?
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