Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to Wii U
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will not be coming to the Wii U, despite a previous listing for it in Activision's E3 2014 booth plans.
When asked on Twitter if the newest installment in the long-standing franchise would be coming to Nintendo's struggling console, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey confirmed it would not be, adding that it was a decision made by the game's publisher, Activision. "We are focused on Xbox One, PS4, and PC," he said.
@1422644 no, no WiiU. That was an Activision decision. We are focused on XboxOne, PS4, and PC.— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) August 20, 2014
Condrey's lack of reference to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions is due to the fact that Sledgehammer is also not handling the development of these last-gen versions. That honor belongs to High Moon Studios.
Given the performance of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Ghosts' on Nintendo's console, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that Activision isn't willing to put resources into a Wii U version. And surely they aren't the first publisher to skip out on the Wii U with a next-gen game.