The Wii U version of Ghost Recon Online, the free to play tactical shooter currently in open beta on PC, is "on hold" according to Ubisoft.
Speaking to Videogamer, GRO producer Theo Sanders revealed: "As of right now, the entire Ghost Recon team is focused on the PC version only. The Wii U version is on hold. If in the future we have an opportunity to address it again, we'll make future announcements. But as of right now we're focused completely on the PC version."
Not good news for Nintendo, who will be desperate to attract strong third-party support as they launch the Wii U later this year.
When asked if the decision was anything to do with the specifics of making a game for the upcoming console, Sanders said: "It's not a reaction to anything specific... It was a really fun, cool platform to develop for. But you realise once you launch an online service that it's an all-consuming effort, so we really wanted to have all hands on deck. It was the same dev team working on both SKUs, and [we] really wanted to focus on doing the PC version right."
"I'm not really in a position to talk about the Wii U, but our particular choice for Ghost Recon Online was purely based on the fact that we had one dev team working on both SKUs and it was an all-consuming effort with the PC launch. It's tough launching an online game," he added.
Sanders was then discussed the possible future of the free to play third-person tactical shooter: "It's hard to say how the future will go for Ghost Recon Online. I think in the future as different platforms evolve towards service models and towards being really online-driven, community-driven platforms, then we'll definitely be looking at what our options are."
You can read our preview of the Ghost Recon Online open beta here.
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