Ubisoft has become the first third-party publisher to pledge its support of Nintendo upcoming NX console. The company revealed their first game for the NX at this year’s E3, with Just Dance 2017 releasing in March 2017.
Game Informer spoke to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot recently, who held Nintendo in a positive light, stating that:
You can expect we’ll support Nintendo. Nintendo is one of the best partners in the world
Guillemot went on to explain how they moved from Wii U exclusives, but still maintained a positive view of the Wii U itself:
We could see it wasn’t selling as fast as expected, so we reorganized around other platforms. With the Wii U, we were able to relaunch Rayman 2D. It was a good thing for the company and the brand and its fans. If you remember, it was supposed to be Wii U exclusive, but we made it multi-platform when we saw it wasn’t selling fast enough. The Wii U has done quite well. It’s still a Nintendo machine with lots of great franchises, and we’ve sold lots of copies of Just Dance on it.
With the Nintendo NX coming in less than nine months, there’s still a lot to learn about the system and what will be available, but it’s good to see some support even at this early stage.
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