Ghost Recon Online for Wii U is another one of those titles that was announced a while ago but was missing from E3 this week. Neither Nintendo or Ubisoft showed the title at their press conferences or booths.
IGN asked what’s up and got the following answer: “Ghost Recon Online is being developed for the PC first. That was always the plan,” senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key said.
“The team is taking a little bit longer than they thought they would to get Ghost Recon Online to the level and quality that they want and that definitely has had an impact on how much time they’re able to spend on the Wii U version because we want to make sure we get it right.”
According to Key, the Wii U version has taken the back seat for now, with people from the PC version moving over to the console version once the keyboard and mouse game is completed.
“If we start working on the Wii U too soon, we might end up wasting a lot of resources because the PC is a lot easier to test and learn with. Ghost Recon Online on the PC, we can test and learn with that and apply all the best benefits we learn onto the Wii U version to make sure that it’s a great Wii U game. That’s an unusual product for a console and we want to make sure we nail it. It really is because the PC team is a lot of the same guys that will work on the Wii U.”