Ubisoft top brass Yves Guillemot and Frederick Duguet have spoken out during a recent investor Q&A session to confirm that the publisher has placed development for Google’s upcoming Stadia service in the pipeline. As you may recall from the dismal days of the Ninendo Wii U, which saw lacklustre third party support playing a significant role in the demise of the console, having major publishers on board is essential in helping Stadia to hit the ground running.
While responding to a question regarding the porting costs for Google Stadia, Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot explained that “the financial equation is good for us,” although the point seemed to refer to current games ported over, and not specifically to future releases.
“The extra cost to put to make sure the games work well on Stadia is not that high,” said Guillemot. “It’s part now of our pipelines and we have a good relationship with Stadia to make sure it is profitable for us.”
With the publishing powerhouse pledging support for Google’s first foray into the console space – as well as the news that the Uplay+ subscription service will also be available on Stadia – it shouldn’t be long before the other industry big guns jump on the bandwagon as well.