Ubisoft Thinks the Wii U will be a Game Changer

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While some people have criticised the fact that the Wii U is quite underpowered compared to what people expect next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony to be offering, Ubisoft believes that it could actually help revitalise the console industry - one that it believes has grown stagnant in recent years.

We need to get people excited,” said VP of sales and marketing, Tony Key. “We need to make entertainment experiences that they can’t get somewhere else for little or no money if we want the console business to grow. New hardware like the Wii U enables completely new game experiences, and that’s what our designers are looking for. They’re clamouring for the ability to do their designs in new ways.”

Similarly to how the original Wii opened up the world of gaming to motion controlled titles - though ultimately becoming most successful with dance games - the Wii U's touchpad controller could allow for new gameplay mechanics. We've talked previously about ZombiU's use of the Gamepad screen as a map - forcing you to look away from the main display - and Penny Arcade suggested an RPG with players using the hardcore controller and a Dungeon Master using the Gamepad. It's these sorts of possibilities that Mr Key is excited about.

"When you’re at the beginning of the cycle it’s like an open slate. There’s all kind of design possibilities, there’s all kinds of new ground, and if you’re a game designer that’s your dream," he continued. “There’s a lot of vision and innovation built into this machine that is going to be difficult to explain, and people are going to have to experience it before they get it."

What kind of new game concepts do you guys think will come out of the Wii U?

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Consoles don't replace computers.

Computers replace consoles. The console industry has become stagnant because that's inherently what it is. TV's will be PCs, Smartphones are almost PCs & Laptops are PCs. The future is the PC in its few most effective forms. The relevance of the standalone video game box pretty much went out with the 90's.

i can do everything that i

i can do everything that i seen on the wii u (shown) with my ipad. besides play mario games. whats so revolutionary about it? ooooh wait, maybe it the facts that you dont need to search for specific software to do all that ****. so its revolutionary to simple people, but old news for techies.

"so its revolutionary to

"so its revolutionary to simple people" - With that statement you just signed a note which says "I'm a complete idiot". Really? Searching for ipad apps requires any sort of knowledge or intelligence? Apple's whole thing with IOS didn't happen because they abstracted the complexity away and made devices which even the simplest child can use? Honestly if you can't even calculate a fibonacci sequence you are a simpleton technology wise, not better than anyone else. Go back to you corner and play with your iPad kid.

This just in. no one gives a

This just in. no one gives a flying crap ubisofts opinion on anything. Ubi and Electronic Arseholes can go sit in the corner by themselves while they circlejerk their ideas back and forth. meanwhile the rest of us will pay attention to what Rockstar, Gaben, and Notch have to say.

the cpu is a little slower

the cpu is a little slower than 360 and ps3 but the gpu is way way faster so they can assign the gpu to do some of the work the cpu should be doing .also this is the first gen and assasins creed 3 already looks better on wii u so the graphics and games will be far better in say 2-3 years

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