Ghost Recon Online is leading the wave of next-generation free to play titles heading to the PC. Ubisoft has commented that piracy on the PC is so rampant that they will make more money on the platform by making games free-to-play and then charging for additional extras. While designed for PC, the game was also slated for a release on Wii U, though Ubisoft has now confirmed this isn’t the case any longer.
Ubisoft Singapore Producer Theo Sanders has told website Videogamer that the console version of the game is now on indefinite hold, whilst the game is finished and released on PC. He said: “If in the future we have an opportunity to address [the Wii U version] again, we’ll make future announcements, but as of right now we’re focused completely on the PC version.”
Sanders added that the move was not in relation to Nintendo’s online plans. “I’m not really in a position to talk about the Wii U, but our particular choice for Ghost Recon Online was purely based on the fact that we had one dev team working on both SKUs and it was an all-consuming effort with the PC launch. It’s tough launching an online game.”
This will come as a blow for Nintendo who is looking for as much third-party support as possible for their new machine. Hopefully some more game announcements will be made during the preview event scheduled to be held this Thursday.