Ubisoft has confirmed that "Ghost Recon Online" for Wii U is 'on hold' indefinitely.
The Wii U version of Ghost Recon Online is no longer in development, as Ubisoft confirmed to Videogamer today that the game is "on hold."
Producer Theo Sanders said that the team halted development on the Wii U game, announced at E3 2011 after the console's unveiling, to focus on its PC version, both of which they were working on in tandem at Ubisoft Shanghai.
"As of right now, the entire Ghost Recon team is focused on the PC version only," Sanders said. "The Wii U version is on hold. If in the future we have an opportunity to address it again, we'll make future announcements. But as of right now we're focused completely on the PC version."
The decision to shelve the Wii U version was not affected by Nintendo's online plans for the hardware.
"It's not a reaction to anything specific happening to [Wii U]," Sanders said. "It was a really fun, cool platform to develop for. But you realize once you launch an online service that it's an all-consuming effort, so we really wanted to have all hands on deck. It was the same dev team working on both SKUs, and [we] really wanted to focus on doing the PC version right."
Sanders promised the company will announce if they revisit the game.
"It's hard to say how the future will go for Ghost Recon Online," he said. "I think in the future as different platforms evolve towards service models and towards being really online-driven, community-driven platforms, then we'll definitely be looking at what our options are."
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