Call Of Duty: Ghosts Will Release On Wii U, Says Executive Producer

Through the game's original announcement and since its next-generation console reveal, Activision has steadfastly refused to say if the game was coming to Wii U. The game's executive producer, however, just confirmed that it will.

Mark Rubin, speaking to GameSpot at an E3 stage show yesterday, said the game will get a Wii U release but "we're not actually talking about the Wii U yet." You'll love the reason why. "Because we want to keep it mysterious. That's PR guys, that's not my fault."

So. Thanks for not giving a straight answer to a simple question, Activision PR. "We're not talking about Wii U yet," as Rubin himself said, would have been an honest answer that doesn't rule out a version for that console. It's not like the Wii U is an insignificant constituency and it's not like they don't get super pissed off when the year's biggest release appears to be held back from their platform of choice, whether or not they plan to buy it. What was going to happen here, were we going to see some showcase event for the Xbox One and PS4 and then ... wait! That's the Wii U's music!

As for a release date for Call of Duty: Ghosts: Mysterious Edition or whatever, that's hard to peg, too. Current generation console versions (and PC) release on Nov. 5. But when asked what generation Infinity Ward considers Wii U, Rubin said "that's probably in the next gen bin." Next gen Ghosts is planned for day-and-date console release, Rubin said. So will they have to wait until someone else's console comes out?

The relevant commentary begins at 13:02 of the video linked below.

Call of Duty: Ghosts — E3 2013 Stage Demo [GameSpot]


    It's great to see such an important franchise coming out for Wii U, particularly from Activision, who are such an important third party publisher. However, to expect that the majority of CoD fans give two shits about a Wii U release is to over-estimate Nintendo's relevance to the average CoD player.

      No I don't believe that many hard core gamers will give it a look, but I just debunks all this crap that has been running wild about how the Wii U can't handle new games and it's a dead console.
      E3 showing Nintendo's big line up of 1p games will do doubt boots sales. Admitting these games are extremely safe games, with still no mention of a true 3d 'Galaxy style' Mario or Metroid that I thing that will come sometime next year. Not to mention the Zelda they are developing. There are big things coming from Ninty.

        ... and I agree entirely. The "dead console" you reference couldn't be further from the truth, as far as I'm concerned. However, it's undeniable that Wii U sales aren't exactly brilliant and that third-party publishers aren't exactly falling over themselves to release games. The big publishers - EA, Activision, Ubisoft - are waiting to see an install base before they invest heavily in IP which will use the unique hardware in innovative ways. Ways in which you can be guaranteed that Nintendo have thought of, which haven't even crossed our minds - paltry humans that we are.
        CoD fans won't care. When you think "online gaming", you don't think "Nintendo". I applaud Activision for giving it a crack but I don't think Wii U Call of Duty: Ghosts' sales figures factor into their financial projections all that much.

          Sales are still good coming up to 4 million now. Cod and that are all good games. But it's Nintendo 1p that always take out top points.

    Why is it so mysterious?
    I think it's an exclusive. Otherwise what other reason would they have to not talk about. I don't mean exclusive main game, I mean a side game in case you were wondering.

    If you play on the pro controller, then a second person can play as the dog using the gamepad >.>
    Also I would so be down for that.

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