It's official, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won't be reporting for duty on Wii U
It seems Ubisoft isn't the only third-party publisher to ditch the Wii U in terms of porting over Mature rated titles, as Activison decided to not draft Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare onto Nintendo's struggling console.
This revelation was a long-time coming. Since the game's big reveal this past May, Activision hasn't made any mention of a Wii U version in any sort of official capacity, which left FPS fans unsure of whether or not the game would be ported to it. Now we have a definitive answer, thanks to Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey.
A Nintendo fan tweeted Condrey late last night, asking if Advanced Warfare was coming to Wii U. Of course, Condrey said no and he was sure to clarify that it was a decision made by its publisher.
@1422644 no, no WiiU. That was an Activision decision. We are focused on XboxOne, PS4, and PC.— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) August 20, 2014
Not since Modern Warfare 2 has a mainline CoD game not been ported to a Nintendo console...I guess we now know why Wii U owners suddenly have access to Nuketown. I guess it also explains Advanced Warfare's absence from Nintendo's recent third-party support listing.
This doesn't mean Activision is pulling all of its support from the Wii U however, as Skylanders: Trap Team, the latest entry in the publisher's second biggest franchise, will grace the platform.
The audience for M-rated titles isn't exactly the largest on Wii U at the moment but it's there and it's a shame that yet another highly anticipated title won't be made available to the folks who make up that audience.
Call of Duty: Advance Warfare will be available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3 on November 4. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are currently in development at Sledgehammer's fellow Activision subsidiary, High Moon studios.