ZombiU was one of the Wii U’s most interesting new IPs, but it looks like the planned sequel is no more.
Earlier this year Ubisoft Montpellier revealed that they were prototyping for a possible sequel to the launch game, but those plans appear to be no more. Why? Well ZombiU didn’t even come close to being profitable.
Speaking with GamesIndustry, Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft revealed that ZombiU failed to come close to making any money back. Due to this he has revealed that a sequel will not be made and that there is no desire to make one. He also revealed that it was ZombiU’s weak sales performance that caused Rayman Legends to be delayed and go multiplatform.
“We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience,” he says. “We hope it will take off. At the moment, we’ve said ‘let’s do through Christmas and see where we are from there.'”
Third-Party support has drastically decreased since the Wii U launched. EA and Activision have seemingly pulled all support for the console and have instead started focusing on the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft itself has plenty of current-gen titles in development for the platform, but next-gen titles like The Crew and Tom Clancy’s The Division are only coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
ZombiU launched in 2012 alongside the Wii U. Despite the large amount of hype the game scored average reviews and sales have not been spectacular.