As mobile gaming content outsells handheld consoles for the second quarter of 2013 and online sites such as MoneyGaming.com continue to target their products towards mobile users, Alain Corre of Ubisoft has stated that he isn’t worried about the effects of the mobile platform on traditional gaming.
In fact Corre, who is in charge of the overseas operations of the company, appears optimistic that iOS and Android gamers will still turn to consoles to gain the best gaming experiences. As the casual genre of mobile apps leaves serious gamers unsatisfied, he believes they will choose PCs or home consoles for quality and next gen titles.
“What we like in mobile gaming is that it’s bringing new people to games. Which for us is very good because it’s a teaching thing,” he told endaget.com. “At one point, some of them will feel a bit limited with the scope of mobile games and they’ll want to experience something different in gaming.”
Ubisoft is also hopeful for the future of Nintendo’s Wii U console, despite the disappointing market performance that led them to publicly reverse their exclusivity deal over the Rayman Legends game.
Corre has full faith that nostalgic titles such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros will help to re-establish the Wii U on the console market, at which point Ubisoft will be able to allocate their development resources back to the innovative console.
“We consider the Wii U a great machine [and] the GamePad is second to none. We just need Nintendo to put more energy [in],” stated Corre. “ A lot of consumers will want the machine if the energy is put in.”