E3 2012: Ubi considers ZombiU for SmartGlass, Vita

Ubisoft’s survivial horror game ZombiU is a key launch game for Wii U, but the publisher isn’t ruling out the idea of bringing it to other platforms.

Speaking to IGN, a Ubisoft exec said the game could potentially be ported to Mcirosoft’s new Xbox SmartGlass technology or the cross-play between Sony’s PS3 and Vita.

But such a conversion wouldn’t occur until well into 2013, and only if it holds true to ZombiU’s original concept.

"ZombiU at its core was designed to be a great Wii U game and in order to make that work on other platforms, they would have to change a lot of what makes the game cool," said senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key.

"And I’m not saying that can’t be done, but not in the next six months, you know?"

Key added that Ubisoft has considered bringing Wii launch title Red Steel to other platforms, but could not do so without losing the core appeal of the game: the motion controls.

However, the similarities between the Wii U GamePad and the multi-screen technologies on Xbox and PlayStation means Ubisoft will have more opportunities to bring its Nintendo exclusives to other platforms.

"There’s definitely going to be knowledge that we gain from developing for Wii U that we’ll be able to transfer not only to SmartGlass technology but to also to even the cross-talk on PlayStation 3 and Vita," said Key.

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