The Managing Director of Ubisoft’s French studios (Annecy, Montpellier, and Paris) – Xavier Poix believes that Nintendo Switch “will probably have a similar impact” to that of Nintendo’s Wii.
During Nintendo’s Switch reveal event, Ubisoft announced that it will bring 3 previously released titles to Nintendo Switch with Rayman: Definitive Edition, Just Dance 2017 and Steep all confirmed to make an appearance on Nintendo’s upcoming hybrid console.
“The Wii attracted a very large audience – including kids and families – because it offered, on one hand, the motion controls, allowing for intuitive interactions with the console and on the other hand games with a strong social component,” said Poix in a recent interview.
“These aspects gave us the opportunity to develop Rabbids and Just Dance, for example. The Switch will probably have a similar impact, thanks to the mobility offered by the console. You don’t have to have a home console and a mobile console anymore; there’s one console, which is mobile, that you can bring anywhere.”
Ubisoft has a long-standing relationship with Nintendo ever since the company developed first-person shooter –Red Steel, a Wii launch title back in 2006, along with Raving Rabbids, also a launch title for the Wii.
Poix would confirm that Ubisoft is indeed developing at least one new title for Nintendo Switch, “We showcased the most interesting features of the console at E3 to demonstrate how powerful it could be with Killer Freaks (which later became ZombiU).
Since then, our relationship continued to develop and we’ve decided to adapt some existing games, as well as develop new ones, which I’m really looking forward to showing you.”
Nintendo Switch officially launches worldwide March 3rd, 2017.