Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the publisher gave the Montreal dev team working on Watch Dogs everything they wanted "to fulfil their dream" in the wake of a barnstormingly positive reaction at last year's E3.
"E3 was a great revelation for Watch Dogs," Guillemot told MCV. "It gave us a chance to increase the whole project, giving the studio the chance to have bigger teams to help them achieve this goal they have.
"You always have great ideas, but you need enough people to bring it to life. After E3, we really made sure they had all the teams they needed and all the capacity they wanted to fulfil their dream.
"It’s an open world, that is well-adapted to what people want to play today. So there’s good potential for success."
Guillemot also briefly stated that the publisher is still supportive of the Wii U, but that it really needs to start shifting units.
"We think Wii U is a great machine. But it just has to sell more," he said.
We rather think that delaying a flagship franchise to suit well-established consoles, and scuppering the Wii U's chance of a timed exclusive might not be the best way of backing up those words. But that's just us.
And Ubisoft Montpellier.
And every Wii U owner out there.