Ghost Games Need for Speed: Rivals Games Director, Craig Sullivan, stated that the game will be skipping the Wii U because the previous game in the franchise, Most Wanted, did not do well at all with the Nintendo console.
“Honestly, it’s not the kind of stuff that I like talking about in detail, that much. We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?
“It didn’t really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita.
“[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that’s where we are.”
In case you missed it, check out the game’s new AllDrive System Video.
Need for Speed: Rivals releases November 19 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and is a next-gen launch title.
What did you think? Would you like the game to be released for Wii U?