Ubisoft is cooking up a new MMORPG for
Nintendo's Wii U. This week, the company posted a number of jobs ads
seeking all manner of online talent to help the studio develop a “Wii
U – AAA Title” out of its Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)
The jobs were announced on Twitter by
Ubisoft's communications and networking specialist Emile Gauthier,
who referred to the project as a “new AAA MMORPG game” and linked
potential Ubisoft staffers to the ten official postings on the
studio's Quebec office Facebook page. Although the Wii U isn't
advertised in Gauthier's tweet, it does appear next to the
listings for Senior Engine Programmer and Network Programmer.
Other jobs include 3D
Animator, GFX Artist, Online Game Design Project Manager, and five
other game design roles.
It's anyone's guess as to what Ubisoft
is planning for Nintendo's Wii upgrade. The studio certainly has a
number of franchises it could easily MMO-ify; but then it's also no
stranger to tackling licensed titles. Maybe this a move to bump its
Battle of Giants series for the DS and 3DS to the next level. Or
maybe we're witnessing the start of a new Might and Magic. How about
an Assassin's Creed MMO, as Ubisoft has said the franchise is headed to Wii U? Feel free to share your predictions and speculations below.