We have some really disappointing news to bring to Wii U owners now, especially those that were specifically looking forward to the release of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. It’s one of the few major multi-platform games that will see a release on Nintendo’s new console, but unfortunately we’ve now heard that Ubisoft doesn’t plan to support the game with DLC post-release.
The game is scheduled for a release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on October 29, but only in the US. For some unfortunate reason, Wii U owners in Europe have to wait until November 22 to get their hands on the game – but it gets worse.
While Ubisoft has already announced DLC content for the game, as well as a $20 season pass combining all available DLC in one package, we bring you the bombshell that there are no plans to offer this on Wii U. Just when we thought third-party developers may look to turn a corner with regards to Wii U support, this is a major blow to Nintendo and to everyone who currently has the Wii U version on pre-order.
Ubisoft is yet to give a reason why they won’t be supporting the Wii U game either. It’s a surprise to us, considering that Assassin’s Creed 3 had some DLC releases on Wii U – so why have they chosen to ignore Black Flag on the Wii U?
We have a feeling that some of you may now be forced to cancel pre-orders, as who wants to pick up a game that won’t be supported by the developer after release? – it wouldn’t be logical.
Is this the nail in the coffin in terms of future Ubisoft support on the Wii U? It doesn’t look good at the moment. If you were planning to pick up Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag on Wii U, give us your reaction to this as we await an explanation from Ubisoft.