Fans of the new Ghost Recon game might have to be a little more patient if they have plans to play it when they pick up a Wii U.
According to a certain NeoGaffer, Ghost Recon Online’s producer, Theo Sanders, stated that their Online free-to-play game will be on haitus while they focus on the PC version of the game. Sanders explains:
“As of right now, the entire Ghost Recon team is focused on the PC version only. The Wii U version is on hold. If in the future we have an opportunity to address it again, we’ll make future announcements. But as of right now we’re focused completely on the PC version.”
When asked if the delay had anything to do with the Wii U itself, Sanders added:
“It’s not a reaction to anything specific happening to [Wii U]. It was a really fun, cool platform to develop for. But you realize once you launch an online service that it’s an all-consuming effort, so we really wanted to have all hands on deck. It was the same dev team working on both SKUs, and [we] really wanted to focus on doing the PC version right.”
Sanders’ story certainly lines up with the demands that hosting a persistent online game can bring. Ghost Recon Online is technically still in the beta stages at the time of writing, it makes sense for their team to want to get the PC version right before deploying it to another platform. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long after the Wii U’s launch to play the online shooter on a different platform.