Ubisoft Gearing For More ‘Second-Screen’ Play

Wii U is a promising console with features like second-screen play, Ubisoft executive Tony Key has stated that the company is interested in the format, and the concept of second-screen play but can’t bet on new titles for the platform unless Nintendo manages to boost sales.

In a recent interview:

Key said, “As a company, we like the Wii U. We really believe that the second screen can add a new dimension to gaming. We’re still big supporters of that system.

“We have just as many games coming out on Wii U this year as we did at launch. So we like the second screen. We think there are opportunities with all these games to extend them – to another person, to another location. We’re taking it very seriously.”

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also said earlier that he’d like to see Nintendo sell more Wii U consoles before releasing more exclusives on the platform.

He also appreciated the concept of Second Screen technology and said companion apps of games are our moves towards this promising idea.

“It’s one of the things we learned over the last couple of years, how powerful mobile can be.

It’s the same for the social space. We’ve experimented with social games, MMOs, mobile games. All the things that we’ve learned about monetization, about the sharing aspects, all those things that we learned from those other spaces, we’re seeing all of that now show up in these big AAA productions. For us, we believe that’s the future of social gaming. It’s not necessarily a genre that you become a part of.”

The power of a second screen can’t be neglected for a Gaming Console and now Televisions too, with recent Second screen apps for Series like Hannibal etc.

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