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Looks Like ZombiU Will be Releasing on Xbox One/PS4

Earlier this month we reported that there was the chance that publisher Ubisoft was looking at the possibility of re-releasing the Wii U exclusive ZombiU on the PS4 and Xbox One.

According to the source of the rumour, Ubisoft wasn’t too happy with how the undead adventure performed on Nintendo’s system and actually had a version in development for the PS4 and Xbox One.

One thing that got us thinking was how would they release ZombiU on the next-gen platforms with the big ol’ ‘U’ on the end of the title? By the looks of it , it seems that the marketing geniuses at Ubisoft have taken a shiny sharp axe and just chopped off the excess vowel. Seriously.

A new rating by the Aussie classification board for a game named ‘Zombi’ from publisher Ubisoft can only really be one thing, right? The rating also mentions all the hallmarks of the former WiiU exclusive: Strong language, themes and violence.

What’s strange is that the rating is very specific in mentioning the Xbox One as the version tested. Normally the Aussie ratings board labels multi-platform games as, er, multi-platform. Could it mean that Microsoft has dug deep into its pockets to buy another timed-exclusive? Maybe.

However, if Zombi releases on the Xbox One, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll turn up on the PS4. If Ubisoft’s trying to recoup some cash, why wouldn’t it release the game on the platform with the larger install base? Logic, yo, logic.

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  • spideynut71

    I called it back when the game was first announced as a WiiU exclusive.

  • http://rustyshell.com/ zinger

    Underrated game… graphics sucked and the cricket bat got old quickly, but otherwise cool. Looking forward to seeing what they do with it.

  • The truth-ier

    I hate when idiots assume if a game goes to only one system, that a company dug into there deep pockets. MS could by ubi if it wanted to for starters, and why do you add assumptions that you know nothing about? Unless you know the resources dedicated to the game, you dont know a thing….for example a small team usually doesnt release games for multi plat at the same time unless they get help from a sourced team…..i dont know if thats the case, but you dont either.
    Maybe its because the biggest first person shooter call of duty has and still sells better on the x1….who knows.

    • http://www.thegamescabin.com Chris Harding

      Mate, it wasn’t an assumption, merely a thought. Also, it wouldn’t be the first time Microsoft has fought to get a timed-exclusive… Rise of the Tomb Raider?

    • Gaikai

      Call of Duty belongs to sony now so forget about it

      • Age of Ughtron

        Only cos MS didn’t want it this year.

        • kevin

          Didn’t want it this year lol yeah that’s what it is all of the sudden they just didn’t want it after all the years they had it smh fanboys Crack me up. Face it the ps4 is the market leader so of course Activision after seeing destiny light it up on ps4 wanted to put it’s biggest franchise face on ps4. Oh and the deal wasn’t just for this year it was a multi year deal.

      • ian

        good they can have it. That series has gone to crap. COD AW and Ghosts both terrible

    • kevin

      Except the two most recent cod games sold more on ps4 sooo yeah…..

  • Agent HUNK

    If its a different version and has better graphics…. then sure i am game!

    • RIBBON.BLACK

      Soon XD

      zombiX
      zombiPS4

  • PachterStation

    How would Ubisoft release this on the Xbox One and PS4? Daft question if you ask me. Obviously the set up would have to be different, due to Xbox One and PS4 controllers not having screens. Ubisoft messed it up with lack of ammo and health packs, but released an update soon after. It was also the case with Far Cry 3 and 4, constantly dying with lack of ammo and health packs. But around 2 years ago, I knew this would be ported over to other consoles. Expected it to be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3, not the Xbox One and PS4. The Wii U version is decent after the update and can be picked up new or used for under £10. With probable extras for the Xbox One and PS4 versions, at £50 tops, it’s far from worth it. The zombie genre is on its knees (as with most genres) and the fact that Nintendo had a flop on its hands before launch. But Ubisoft blaming low Wii U sales is a poor excuse.

    • BoyBigEyes

      ZombiU didn’t do nothing special with the screen of Wii U controller.

      • Chris Richfield

        I honostly only ever played the multiplayer mode that had one guy spawning and upgrading zombies on the wiiu pad while the other tried to survive on the tv. Best zombie game I ever played, but it was sadly only 2 player. Hardly touched the single player

      • Monkey

        Not true if you played it you would know. The inventory was awesome. The game wouldn’t pause when you where looking at it and arranging stuff. That added so much suspense and realism to the game. I would never want ot play without it. Plus the scanner and the map where awesome.

        • BoyBigEyes

          And that is nothing special. You need stop looking to the tv and look the inventory in the controller. The PS4 and XBox one versions not will lose nothing, if they need to push a button to see the inventory.

          • Monkey

            Actually it is. It adds to the realism. The character on the screen looks down into his pack as you look down at the inventory and there is no pause during that time so a zombi can still come up and grab you like in real life.

    • Sobekflakmonkey

      I personally thought there was too much ammo, by the end of the game I had so much on me and in my chest back at home base that I stopped picking ammo up all together because I just couldn’t carry anymore or store anymore…the only thing they needed to add was like couple more melee weapons, that’s it, and if you had ammo issues in Farcry 3 or 4….my god….like…what are you doing with all of it? Not to mention you don’t seem to understand the survival horror genre, ZombiU was like a RE1/2/3 in first person…and I’ll probably buy it on PS4 just for the higher resolution and hopefully better framerate.

  • BoyBigEyes

    What?!? This is very weird…

  • Panty Sniffer

    mario is next

  • Yeah

    I really hope third party devs stop making the mistake of making their game exclusive to whatever Nintendo system is next. Their games always end up selling like shit, and then they always talk about how they don’t plan on bringing AAA games to console after the dismal sales of their other games.

  • Johannna_L

    …….

  • Gem Kenneth

    They’ll probably rebuild the game.