ZombiU‘s emergence during Nintendo‘s E3 presentation may have proven what the Wii U can do with the second screen, but it also killed the survival horror game’s porting potential – or so we thought.
With Microsoft debuting Xbox SmartGlass and Sony showing off the cross-talk capabilities between the PS3 and PS Vita, it appears that the possibility of ports may have been brought back to life.
In an interview with IGN, Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft, explained that it would be possible to move the game across to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 without losing what makes it so unique:
“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 also to even the cross-talk on PlayStation 3 and Vita.
“The whole industry is evolving towards this multiple screen mentality. We love that. We showed interactivity between Assassin’s Creed III on PS3 and Assassin’s Creed III on the Vita. We’re learning how to do that on the Wii U right now with two screens, and now Microsoft’s talking about SmartGlass.”
However, he maintained that ZombiU is first and foremost a Wii U game:
“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. And I’m not saying that can’t be done, but not in the next six months, you know?”
I can’t wait to play Zombi360, even if it sounds more like something you’d do in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater than an actual game.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to this one?