Ubisoft Shanghai is Developing The Wii U Version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Posted by Andy Green
Ubisoft Toronto has drafted in some help
Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been in production for a while now and was confirmed as a Wii U title not so long ago.
While the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions are being developed by the newly opened Ubisoft Toronto, the Wii U edition is in fact being made by Ubisoft Shanghai.
Ubisoft Shanghai has worked on Splinter Cell games before, with Pandora Tomorrow and Double Agent, so it will be more than capable of developing the latest iteration. It's also working on the co-op multiplayer modes that are being implemented in all versions of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
It's not a complete surprise that the Wii U version has found itself with Ubisoft Shanghai, as each studio has its own strengths and weaknesses that Ubisoft taps into accordingly. For example, Assassin's Creed titles are often developed by several studios with each one utilising its own specialty so the game is as good as it can be.
At a recent press event, Splinter Cell: Blacklist creative director Maxime Beland told Eurogamer Ubisoft will continue its ardent support for Wii U as it aims to have its core brands available to as many players as possible:
We have amazing brands, and if we make great games on all the platforms people will be happy. As long as the quality's there and the game is fun it's going to work or have a chance of working.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist will sneak into North America on 20th August, European and PAL territories on 22nd August and the UK on 23rd August.
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