In a recent interview with GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has admitted that the sales numbers for ZombiU have been less than desirable.
He stated that the game was “not profitable”, and that “there are no plans (or even desire) for a sequel”, despite previous reports of Ubisoft apparently working on a prototype version for a sequel.
The CEO also added, due to the poor sales figures, it did indeed help sway Ubisoft in their decision to release upcoming platformer Rayman Legends across multiple platforms. With the game previously Wii U-exclusive, set to release earlier in the year, it’s no surprise that it was delayed for a simultaneous platform release. As the Wii U has continued to perform poorly, it’s obvious the publisher were simply fearing low sales.
ZombiU was released on Wii U as a launch title, and was by far the most unique. The game helped revive the survival horror genre, offering a great challenge and concept to more experienced gamers, while receiving an extremely positive response from players. It’s a shame the French publisher has no desire to continue with the franchise, at least not on the Wii U alone. We can only hope to see Ubisoft change their minds when more consoles begin to shift.