Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Not Coming To Wii U

By Pete Haas 2014-08-20 11:56:37 discussion comments
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You won't be able to drive hovertanks or hoverbikes on Wii U this fall. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games confirmed on Twitter that the game isn't being developed for that console.

Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey said that the decision not to make a Wii U version was handed down by Activision:
Past Wii and Wii U releases in the Call of Duty series were handled by Treyarch. However, Condrey said that Treyarch's not involved with Advanced Warfare at all.
Treyarch is presumably working on a new Call of Duty of their own. The last Treyarch-led COD title was Black Ops 2 in 2012. Activision probably wants them to focus on finishing their current project in time for a holiday 2015 release.

Advanced Warfare's first trailer only announced PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. That didn't necessarily mean the game wasn't coming to Wii U, though. The Wii U edition of last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced two months after the game was initially revealed. There was a chance that Advanced Warfare's Wii U version could be confirmed this summer.

Wii U owners were given hope by small clues. The first was a Wii U logo on the game's website. Then there was the mention of a Wii U version on E3's site. These flimsy pieces of evidence were apparently nothing more than clerical errors.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is also in development for PS3 and Xbox 360. Those versions are being handled by Transformers: War for Cybertron creators High Moon Studios.

Activision's other big fall release for the hardcore crowd, Destiny, will be skipping Wii U as well. It seems that the publisher is adopting the same attitude as Take-Two and Ubisoft: they'll support the Wii U with family-oriented games but they feel that hardcore titles don't have a large enough audience on the console to justify the development costs.
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