Ubisoft hiring for Wii U MMORPG

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) headquarters.

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.

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  • Smash_Bro - December 6, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    Ubisoft makes some pretty good stuff, but I can't think of any of their IPS that I'd like to see as an MMO... Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for this MMO. Let Ubisoft be the first to test the waters for a Wii U MMO. Once Nintendo figures out what works and what doesn't, then I'd like to see a REAL triple-A MMO from The Big N itself.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - December 6, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Universe Z- bringing together Bratz, Babiez, Horsez, Rabbitz, and what the fuck ever else together in one place.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - December 6, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    + hamsterz, dogz, dolphinz, catz, monkeyz, and tigerz. This is what the French think of us. And they're right.
  • sirdilznik - December 6, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    Color me skeptical, seeing as this is Ubisoft we're talking about. There is no denying they put out some great games, but their ratio of quality titles to shovelware is less than favorable.
  • ZuzuPachulia - December 6, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    ya know, i'd be more excited for this if it WASN'T from ubisoft
  • comaqi - December 6, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    I'm predicting, "Assassin's Creed Eternity"

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