In the madness of an E3 week, sometimes a story can take on a life of its own. That seemed to be the case with a few choice words spoken by Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin, whose talk about Wii U on a web show with GameSpot made some in the media believe Call of Duty: Ghosts is definitely coming to Nintendo's console. Speaking with GamesIndustry International at E3, however, Rubin clarified that a Wii U version of the new Call of Duty is far from a guaranteed thing.
"That's probably in the next-gen bin, but we're not actually talking about Wii U yet. 'Cause we want to keep it mysterious," he told GameSpot on stage at E3.
When we asked him about whether Call of Duty is coming to Wii U, however, he remarked, "Ha! You know that's funny, because I don't even know the answer to that. I swear to God, I don't. I was trying to say in the interview [that] I really don't know and I'm not supposed to talk about it. I'm not supposed to talk about the fact that I don't know."
Speaking hypothetically, we pressed Rubin on how well the new Call of Duty: Ghosts would perform on Wii U hardware. Could it look as good as the other current-gen SKUs?
"I imagine [it could], yeah. If you look at the hardware specs, I think it would be more in line with 360 and PS3, but I'm not sure. There could be some things [in the hardware] that bump it up a little higher than that," he answered. "I haven't played with it enough to know. I have one at home, and I think it's cool; I can't stop playing ZombiU."
So there you have it. Wii U may or may not receive the brand-new Call of Duty game, which is pretty much the same information we had prior to E3. Ghosts is currently confirmed for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and next-gen on PS4 and Xbox One.
We'll have lots more from Rubin on Call of Duty and the industry in our full interview, to be posted in the near future.