Whilst it can be said that third-party publisher support for Wii U has waned at present, the console is seeing more defiant support from a legion of indie developers.
This is the result of Nintendo’s worldwide license agreement with Unity Technologies, the company’s multi-platform engine and development tools made available to any officially approved Wii U developers.
Whilst Nintendo helped to showcase nine games at last week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014, Damon Baker, senior manager of marketing at Nintendo of America’s licensing department, has explained that 17 games have been submitted for release in the next two months, with another 50 in development.
“Over the course of this show, we have nine games on display”, Baker explained. “We have 17 that are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted. So they will all be out within the next two months.
“And then, we have another fifty that are waiting in the wings, that are coming; so we’ve got a lot of Unity content on the way”.