Ubisoft reveal why The Crew isn’t releasing on Wii U

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Believed to be only seeing release on current-gen consoles and PC, Ubisoft surprised the world this week by announcing that their ambitious racer The Crew is also in development for Xbox 360.

That immediately struck up questions over why it wasn’t speeding toward PlayStation 3, and, from our own Nintendo perspective, Wii U as well. That largely falls down to the Xbox 360’s technical infrastructure being not too dissimilar to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 apparently, easing their process of porting.

“The Crew is originally built for the new generation of consoles so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation of consoles, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen’s technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360,” an Ubisoft representative discussed with VideoGamer.com.

“We are not currently working on a PS3 or Wii U version, we are rather focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox360 simultaneously on November 11th.”

It looks like we’ll have to rely on Project CARS early next year to satisfy our realistic-driving itch.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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  1. It’s ok. Ubisoft will not support the Wii U, then I will not support Ubisoft. I own a 360 a ps3 and a Wii U. I was hoping to get this game on Wii U cause out of the 3 consoles that I own it has the best graphics. there is no game out there that makes me want to go out and buy either one of the other two next-gen consoles. So f them. And while I’m at it f dice/ea for not wanting to bring their games to the big N. So I’ll just keep on waiting for project cars to satisfy my driving sim needs and sadly keep on playing cod till someone realises that there is an untapped market for quality fps.

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