I guess that there's not enough money to be made by selling COD advance warfare to the small installed wiiu base with a too small number of cod players. Even 'just' porting the game seems to be not economically feasible (or not yielding enough $$$$ for Activision).
Another possibility is a dispute over the revenue split between Activision and Nintendo.
The bottom line is: not getting advanced warfare on the wiiu is a big bummer for all the loyal wii/wiiu cod fans and the wiimote players.
For me it means the end of multiplayer online FPS gaming with the wiimote and thus a forced retirement of my COD 'career' (wii: waw, mwr, bo, mw3; wiiu: bo2, ghosts).
the main reason wat killed cod on the wii u is activision cause they didnt support the games on their or even give us dlc which by the way is the reason why we have a low install base
Yeah, I have to agree with this one.
There were too many instances of multi-platform games being gimped on the Wii U on the way out the door. A rushed game is bad enough. A rushed game without real support to "finish" the game and fix numerous bugs is worse. Stripping features out of the game and then expecting the same full retail price and every Nintendo gamer to scoop it up takes the situation too far. And that is without considering the lack of any effort to let the consumer know that it is, indeed, available on the Wii U.
That by itself would be enough to make many look to other platforms in order to get anything close to quality for a 3rd party release. Now factor in the complete removal of any additional content and you have effectively rendered the title not worth getting on the Wii U. It was understandable for the Wii, but inexcusable for the Wii U. No reason to not have the same pre-order bonuses in order to gain interest.
It took two years for Activision to release a free, old map on the Wii U that the other platforms got long, long ago. Other 3rd party studios are just as guilty for gimping titles and complaining that it wasn't well received.
You could look at it like sowing crops: You only yield a crop if you actually take the effort to sow the seed.
Not sure what has been happening in the background, but I've been smelling some complete bull for a while. Even since a few months after the initial revealing of the Wii U.
Mission accomplished though, I guess.
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In the words of Sid Vicious, ever get the feeling you've been RIPPED OFF..
Its definitely the revenue split. Black Ops II Wii U over 500,000 copies. Lots of games don't sell anywhere near 500,000 copies, let alone more than that. I play a game called Wargame Red Dragon on PC. The developers only publish this game on teh PC, and it doesn't even sell that well. Over three games in the franchise it has only sold over 1 million games, taht's way less than COD on Nintendo. On top of that each game is only $40 and gets multiples free DLCs each year. The game is way more in depth, just look it up, meaning the developers spend much more time on the game than a simple Wii U port. If they can make money doing all this, Activision is making a ton of money from COD on Nintendo. I find it weird that Activision won't make a simple port to the Wii U to make a ton of money but that's their loss.
Those aren't even real sales numbers though.
The Wii U community is really getting the screws put to it, first EA says "no more games", and just recently Ubisoft says after Watch Dogs there will be no more games until sales of the console pick up. Activision too, no more M rated titles, just Skylanders and Just Dance. They sure will help the PS4 and Xbone sell consoles by supporting them with lots of games, what does the Wii U get, ports, the third party don't even develop for the Wii U, it's just ports. I say it's a conspiracy. Not one of those companies or Nintendo are saying any thing. The only one that really loses out is you and I. I'm not moving to another game system, I bought 2 Wii U and that's enough for me, if they make the games I want for the console I own then I will buy, other wise they don't get the sale. Looks like Mario and Link game from here on out. There's a reason they're call the third party, it's because you shouldn't count on them for support, you are guaranteed support from the first party.
Its like I've said all along, Activision and Treyarch always rushed a game out to please shareholders dead lines over giving its customers a good game. Well now its turned on them and bit their ass, people have stopped buying this rubbish and hopefully they suffered for it, and that's probably why we aint getting anymore. If only they listened to their customers more on important issues, rather than what colour camo some people wanted, or nerf this and buff that we might still have a community. People have slated me in the past for speaking my mind about A_Trey_U and other devs for doing a poor job, and just accused me of not liking him, well after speaking to him a few times and he replied with,, " I'm really trying hard not to ban you Pauly" just for saying something he didn't like, and I didn't even break any forum rules, it goes beyond just disliking him. In fact, if he is unemployed because of poor workmanship, I'd like to think I had a helping hand for constantly complaining about these last two awful games, because in my experience, even though the graphics are bad in comparison to the WiiU, all the CoD games on the Wii run better than Bo2 and Ghosts. All they had to do was take more time to finish a game, and give the WiiU compatible servers or write a new code for the games so people didn't have to suffer appalling connection issues, and people wouldn't have left in such a hurry.
Instead of kissing A_Trey_U's backside everytime he showed up here, people should've complained more, but young people today just don't seem to know what quality is, and that's another reason why we get left out. So he got his feelings hurt a few times so he threatens to stop coming here, and people are like, don't go don't go, we love you A_Trey_U, we appreciate you,,, pffft......
Well said. :')
If only they listened to their customers more on important issues, rather than what colour camo some people wanted, or nerf this and buff that we might still have a community.
I'm still butthurt over the smg nerf in black ops 2. The game started out good, then somebody whined because they got killed by a smg.