Call of Duty: Ghosts not necessarily Wii U bound

Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin clears up some confusion about the game's confirmed platforms

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.

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Paul Jace Merchandiser 8 years ago
If it doesn't get brought to the WIi U it definitely won't be the only third party game to do so this year. It's almost as if passing on the Wii U in favor of other current gen systems and yet-to-be-released next gen systems has become trendy.
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Jade Law Senior concept artist, Reloaded Productions8 years ago
COD: Dogs looks more like it should be on WII U than any other next gen console. From what i've seen it just isnt that visually impressive compared to other next gen titles...
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 8 years ago
Heh... Man, Treyarch can't seem to get a break anywhere. Hardcore PC gamers hate on them when they talk about their HD graphics on console. Some console gamers who dislike CoD hate them when they talk about ANY of their graphics and so forth and so on. I haven't been a "dedicated" CoD player for a long while now, but I've tried the SP out in the last few games for fun and don't mind what they do with their visuals (and don't benchmark it, either).

Oh well...

I see that this article is an unconfirmed denial and we STILL don't know if its coming. I think if it can be done, it would be cool for the small amount of CoD players with a Wii U, but if it's a no-show, it's not going to be missed, I'd bet...
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.8 years ago
It doesn't really matter to me either way but why the hell all the 'mystery'? All this does is feed headlines of Wii U losing 3rd party support. And even if it does come to Wii U, are they really expecting this intrigue to increase sales? Anybody that owns a Wii U and any other console that is interested in the game will have pre-ordered it on one of the other consoles.

But we shouldn't be surprised by the 'mystery' given that they've done this with practically every single CoD title on a Nintendo home console. With very little exception are they ever announced the same on the same day as the other consoles.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 8 years ago
@Jim: True, true... it seems to be "CoD is coming to (name other platforms)" and a bit later "Surprise! we have a Wii version on the way!". Although I think the first Black Ops was revealed at the same time for every platform it was on (including a Nintendo DS version! I need to play this one day because my curiosity compels me to). I guess if it is coming, the thought might be that Wii U ONLY owners will be giddy... or something.
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