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Submitted by SuddenFearXYU 1301d ago | rumor

ZombiU May Be Headed For XBox 360

ZombiU may be the best showcase of the dual-screen format offered by the Wii U, but according to Ubisoft, it may not remain a Nintendo exclusive. Design director Gabrielle Shrager states that Microsoft's SmartGlass technology opens the door for the game to find a home on the XBox 360. (Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZombiU)

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LordMe  +   1301d ago
It would also work for PS3+PSV...

So, if this is true, then it would be easy.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1301d ago
As long as MS's check doesn't bounce. Then don't get your hopes up.

They will have to change the game title to zombie360.
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Soldierone  +   1301d ago
Its Ubisoft so its not surprising at all....

They either print off money with stupid casual experiences with Nintendo, or are throwing timed exclusives at MS.
_-EDMIX-_  +   1301d ago
yeah cause you know how much Ubisoft hates multiplats and money. They need MS to convince them otherwise.

LOL! Not sure what MS has to do with it. Ubisoft said they where very much open to releasing it as a multiplatform game. ie PS3,PC and 360.
guitarded77  +   1301d ago
It would surprise me since this official Ubisoft gameplay video says "Exclusively for Wii U" at the 3:00min marker.


Disagree all you want, the video from Ubisoft says "Exclusively for Wii U".
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1301d ago
It's not happening.
With SmartGlass, you HAVE to put the controller down.
And the number of Xbox 360 players able to actually play the game with SmartGlass is A LOT lower than 100% of Wii U players.

The guy clearly says that a straight port wouldn't be the same experience.
Now, if they're willing to ruin that experience for cheap profit, then yeah it could happen. But as of now, nope.
Jazz4108  +   1301d ago
I think you are confusing MS checks with sonys. Do me a favor and look how good Sonys been doing profit wise and company worth the past 5 years. They are in the toilet and in major reorganization. If you have a cell phone or a tablet then you have smart glass. I gurantee there will be more smart glass devices out there then wi u controllers. People need to realize with smart glass its just an app that ms is making to work on your existing phones and tablets. You will not need to buy anything proprietory to use this ap.
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Machioto  +   1301d ago
They could use the ps move in ar form to replicate wiu scanner ability.
donman1  +   1301d ago
That would not work... a huge part of the gameplay mechanics is based on a second screen. Move cannot replicate that gaming experience. This game will be a Wii U exclusive for a long time to come if they ever do port it to Xbox360.
Skate-AK  +   1301d ago
No move couldn't but a Vita totally could.
Machioto  +   1301d ago
@don the move version would be adapted to emphasize move aiming or any pointing functionality would be handle by move,special items can be taken from a real-time menu like dead space or gestured,lick picking would use the navi sense you're stationary and the move would grant the ability to look around,the second screen isn't necessary because the feature of the controller allows the cool things to be done.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   1301d ago
Hopefully, but i'm still gonna pick it up on Wii U since that's the system it's made on.
Morrigan-Aensland  +   1301d ago
The Wii u will barely have exclusive titles and the ones it'll have will be made by Nintendo. I also feel like most of the exclusives by Nintendo will look like Wii games but in hd so the system will only get taxed by multiplatform titles.

The Wii u should have been more powerful because multiplatform titles will look the same on the console as Xbox and ps3 so potential buyers will have less of a good reasoning for buying it if they already have Xbox or PS3.

Zombie u might end up being on ps3, Xbox, Wii u , vita and pc
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stuna1  +   1301d ago
This just proves that ZombieU isn't some technical marvel that unable to be achieved on this gen consoles! In all honesty it kind of takes a little wind out of the sails of the WiiU.

I can see it now, why should I buy a new console when I can play it on one I already own? And although everyone won't have that frame of mind, enough will.
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1301d ago
Wait... then whats it going to be called Zombi360? Zombita? Zombstation 3?

Its a wiiU exclusive game, its liscnesed by nintendo... and its going to stay on the wiiU.. period
mike1up  +   1301d ago
Lmao @ Zombita
avengers1978  +   1301d ago
this game could work on any platform... the same experience probably not but, really pretty much the same game.
SilentNegotiator  +   1301d ago
But it would work best WITHOUT the gimmicky BS.
JohnApocalypse  +   1301d ago
I can't see how it can work without smartglass. The whole game is based around touch screen
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stuna1  +   1301d ago
I actually believe that it could work with kinects, but you would definitely need a regular controller also.

That's not saying that it's a good idea.
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goldwyncq  +   1301d ago
So it should be Zombi 360 on Xbox?
ApolloTheBoss  +   1301d ago
They should call it ZomPS3 if it comes to PS3.
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3dawg  +   1301d ago
sure they can make it but then why call it zombiu? will be renamed zombix/zombi360/zombisg (smartglass)
ScubbaSteve  +   1301d ago
ZombieU was a horrible name to begin with, it makes it sound generic. I hope they decide upon a completely different one by the time of release. Additionally, lets pray the effort they put into the name is not indicative of the effort put into the game.
PockyKing  +   1301d ago
Lol, I still honestly don't get the point of "U" in Wii U. I would rather have Wii HD than U. But, in the end I could care less about the name, I'm actually starting to get interested in picking it up, as it feels like its the only console that has a great variety and not just action action. Not saying the games coming are going to be bad at all, just, sometimes a game like Pikmin is what I need haha.
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vickers500  +   1301d ago
When I heard the name "ZombieU", I thought, oh, this sounds like some crappy on rails zombie shooter game whose only reason for existing is to show off the "innovative possibilities of the wii U".

It doesn't seem to be like that though (though I haven't really looked or read too much into it), but it is a terrible title. It SOUNDS cheap and gimmicky.
ChunkyLover53  +   1301d ago
SmartGlass opens the door for this type of thing, but ZombiU is supposed to rely heavily on the touch screen and those functions. Since not everyone has a Smartphone or Tablet, I doubt it'd be worth the time to bring it to the Xbox 360.
greenpowerz  +   1301d ago
I think smart phones are probably more capable when it comes to touch tech. Hell my Harmony One remote has a touchscreen but my smartphone and true tablet have superior hardware and software vs my remote and the Wii u tab-pad(if not the Wii u tablet would be hundreds of bucks)

Not everybody has a smartphone or tablet proper" but the owners of these devices are going to be much higher than owners of game consoles combined perhaps?

Smartglass can use the computing power of the external devices in ways we dont yet get. The Wii u tab pad will be something akin to a dedicated DS/vita to a console(but the Wii u pad will be nowhere near the hardware of vita or it would cost close to the Wii u console itself.

The Wii u tab pad will most likely be more like a specialized DS vs a true tablet or next gen true handheld(home theater in a box comby device)

If a double screen game came out with only touch in mind(which is the selling point made by nin) a smartphone and a tablet proper, could expand the possibilities by 100 fold. The tablet I'm planning on buying is more powerful than current gen consoles.
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GaryOak  +   1301d ago
ZombiX sounds like something a zombie would have for breakfast.

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PopRocks359  +   1301d ago
Well, they better hope the game is good enough to warrant buying an entire tablet for it. Or a Vita with a PS3. At the very least with Wii U all of that is built in.
stuna1  +   1301d ago
All the people who own tablets and smart phone already are not anything to sneeze at! Hell I'm willing to bet a large majority of the gaming community already has one or, both of those items already.
PopRocks359  +   1301d ago
Yeah, but having to buy a new and proprietary tablet just to play a game on your preferred console is preposterous. There's no way in hell I'm buying a SmartGlass when, just like the Kinect, most of the functionality will either be optional or suck. The Vita/PS3 combo on the other hand I would NEVER buy a Vita just to play a Wii U port.

Now for fans any of these devices, fine for them. For me, no friggin' way.
DaPrintz  +   1301d ago
I'm sure there's no rule saying this game has to have tab functionality at all. Arkum City runs fine without it. I'm sure AC3 will too.
Raoh  +   1301d ago
Not Zombi 360, it would be Zombi Kinect
Hazmat13  +   1301d ago
if this does happen there will be graphics comparison video everywhere! lol
archemides518  +   1301d ago
the difference is that on wii u it will be a full title but on 360 it will be a $20 live download
FinaLXiii  +   1301d ago
might as well be for PS3 as well.
Rampaged Death  +   1301d ago
The game is called ZombiU for heavens sake and was built for the WiiU so this will be staying on the WiiU.
Subzero200  +   1301d ago
lol yeah right you people actually trust these worthless sources? when most of them are only here to create dissension.

"The Wii u will barely have exclusive titles and the ones it'll have will be made by Nintendo. I also feel like most of the exclusives by Nintendo will look like Wii games but in hd so the system will only get taxed by multiplatform titles."

and your point is...or are u just trolling?
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PockyKing  +   1301d ago
Dude, calm yourself, Ubisoft has already expressed interest in bringing the game to other consoles.

It's not going to happen as soon as the game releases obviously, if you read the other comments, if it sells well it'll be a timed exclusive more than likely. Or if they can't bring the features they think make the game good to other ports, then they won't.
BitbyDeath  +   1301d ago
Did Nintendo's check bounce or something?
PopRocks359  +   1301d ago
Nah, read the quotes more closely. They're saying it's more or less in the realm of possibility, not that it's bound to happen. If the game flops on Wii U though, I say don't count on it. I doubt Ubisoft will support this franchise if it makes them no money.
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greenlantern2814  +   1301d ago
if true this is a huge blow to the wiiu, however everything i have seen besides this article said it would be a wiiu exclusive
GribbleGrunger  +   1301d ago
“We’ve heard lots of second-screen talk. There’s always what Microsoft’s doing with SmartGlass. So it’s not a development issue to build it for other consoles but the heart of the concept wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t have this notion of twice the screens, twice the fear.”

why are they missing the obvious? why has smartglass suddenly become the competitor? This is the Kinect and Wii all over again. all the press pretended that the Eyetoy didn't exist and now all the press are pretending that the Vita and PS3 doesn't exist.

the difference of course is that the Vita and PS3 CAN do what the Wiiu can do, but smart glass? give me a break
remanutd55  +   1301d ago
ok since i don't own an xbox and im not planning to buy one then Wii U is my only option to play ZombieU but if they bring the game to ps3 and psvita then that would let only Zelda WII U as the only game i will be looking forward to play on the system and thats not good, hopefully Nintendo bring new games that catch my attention.

i have a question has Nintendo announce Wii U launch price yet?
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jay2  +   1301d ago
So ubi have kiss M& bum and this is coming as a Smart glass required game, and Sony r kicked in the pants yet again :@ oh come on you've just got to read the comment to see this is a timed wii u exclusive now.
AO1JMM  +   1301d ago
Cool but I will only get it for the WiiU for the gamepad mechanix.
KMCROC54  +   1301d ago
Sweet bring it on ,can't wait.
Smokingunz  +   1301d ago
It can be done, after all it does look like an xbox game.
mike1up  +   1301d ago
The 360 SmartGlass version is for humans with 4 hands.
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Subzero200  +   1301d ago
"Dude, calm yourself, Ubisoft has already expressed interest in bringing the game to other consoles."

you calm down it's just a game and it's never coming to other consoles....did red steel come to 360? dont think so.
honkayjeezus  +   1300d ago
I could care less, keep it.

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