Some time ago, Ubisoft’s chief Yves Guillemot mentioned to Polygon that they were sitting on a finished Wii U title until the install base grew. Time passed and the install base never grew and the game ultimately was never officially announced, officially cancelled, and never saw the light of day.
Through ESRB listings and other leaks, it was made clear that the game was a social party game called Know Your Friends, which involved passing the Wii U Gamepad around and ask probing questions, in a similar way to some Jackbox games. This Did You Know Gaming video takes a more in-depth look at the title, why it never saw release, how internal competition at Ubisoft stymied its development, and what the team did after its cancellation.
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Ubisoft’s E3 conference this year takes place Monday, June 11 – 1:00 p.m. PT, while Nintendo’s E3 Direct will take place Tuesday, June 12 – 9:00 a.m. PT.
It doesn’t seem like a big loss, necessarily, but it’s still a shame that this finished game went unreleased and didn’t even get ported to phones or the like. Maybe it could have been something brilliant, who knows.