Ghost Recon Online Now Unlikely To Make It Onto Wii U

Following in the footsteps of games like Metro: Last Light, Ghost Recon Online for the Wii U has ceased development.

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Theo Sanders, a producer on Ghost Recon Online, confirmed the decision earlier today.

As of right now, the entire Ghost Recon team is focused on the PC version only. The Wii U version is on hold. If in the future we have an opportunity to address it again, we’ll make future announcements. But as of right now we’re focused completely on the PC version.

Although it won’t be heading to Nintendo’s new console anytime soon, Sanders didn’t rule out the possibility of the game reaching other consoles.

It’s hard to say how the future will go for Ghost Recon Online, I think in the future as different platforms evolve towards service models and towards being really online-driven, community-driven platforms, then we’ll definitely be looking at what our options are.

Ghost Recon Online was one of the first games shown for the Wii U, back at E3 2011.

What do you think this means for Nintendo, are they losing third-party support before the system has even launched?

Source: Videogamer

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8 Comments

  1. The Wii-U is already DOA in my opinion. Lack of any convincing 3rd party support. Also where is anyone making actual groundbreaking use of the controller. All i’m seeing is a new way to look at a menu screen.

  2. Not a big loss to be honest. The GR brand name may be a largely recognised 3rd party franchise but the past couple of GR games (including the PC version of GR Online) have run like arse and simply haven’t been fun to play. Couldn’t see it shifting may units on the Nintendo platform

    • My thoughts exactly.

      • Indeed. I am still (now and then) playing the latest GR on PC and it’s mediocre at best. I imagine that the development on Wii-U is further behind than any of the other platforms and that they decided by the time it comes out the market won’t be there. It would probably take more time rather than just a port due to the tablet additions.

        Personally I’m still all for Wii-U and the removal of this title means nothing to me. Not like they’ve released Wii-U information/plans to the ‘normal public’ so it’s no loss to them either.

  3. Why do I keep hearing stories like this?
    This game not coming to Wii U. That Game not coming to Wii U.

    Not that I’m even interested in the console but this doesn’t bode well.

  4. News like this a few months before release… aawcch. Not good. Nintendo hasn’t been doing much either to promote the new console.

    Well, you never know with Nintendo, but I wouldn’t be betting on them this time.

  5. I don’t get how one game or two creates the thought of a console already beginning to lose 3rd party support. Like it still has plenty of other Ubisoft games if they’d be losing confidence they’d announce Rayman Legends has multi-platform by now.

    • Indeed.
      Also, more comments were omitted from the source interview which makes it seem like much less of a deal…. I mean honestly…

      “It’s not a reaction to anything specific happening to [Wii U],” he continued. “It was a really fun, cool platform to develop for. But you realise once you launch an online service that it’s an all-consuming effort, so we really wanted to have all hands on deck. It was the same dev team working on both SKUs, and [we] really wanted to focus on doing the PC version right.”

      “I’m not really in a position to talk about the Wii U, but our particular choice for Ghost Recon Online was purely based on the fact that we had one dev team working on both SKUs and it was an all-consuming effort with the PC launch. It’s tough launching an online game.”

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