On May 27, owners of PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PC will be able to sit down and play Ubisoft's Watch Dogs on their system of choice. Unfortunately, Wii U owners have to wait until some time this Fall before they can become hacker Aiden Pearce. On the bright side, the other versions are out the door, meaning the Wii U is now Ubisoft Montreal's primary focus.
"Right now [the Wii U version is] currently being done, but I'm not directly involved," Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin told Red Bull. "We wanted to finish all the platforms that we are currently shipping. We needed those guys to get [the shipping versions] finished, and the good news now is that they're all fully focused on the Wii U version, making sure it gets the attention it deserves to make it the best version it can be."
It's a bit saddening that Morin is not directly involved with the Wii U version, but at least the game is getting Ubisoft's attention. It could have been thrown out hastily with the others or even cancelled altogether. Sadly, Wii U owners still have to deal with secondhand titles months after other platforms get them.
The game was originally delayed back in March, during Ubisoft's financial earnings release for the quarter.
"We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U to focus the team's resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during a financial call.