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Rayman Legends: “no issues” with development, Ubisoft says

Friday, 8th February 2013 01:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Rayman Legends has been delayed to secure a simship on all platforms, a representative for the publisher has said, addressing concerns that the platformer has hit a few speedbumps on its long journey to release.

Originally expected as a Wii U launch title, Rayman Legends was delayed, and Ubisoft today announced it would release in September on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as Nintendo’s console.

“There are no issues with the game development. All of the information was in the press release, the only reason for the delay is to release on multiple platforms,” Ubisoft representative Sarah Irvin told DigitalSpy.

“We usually release all of our platforms simultaneously (aside from PC). We’ve made special exception sometimes in the past but it’s definitely just on a case by case basis and not our standard practice. In this case, Ubisoft recently decided they wanted to release the game on multiple platforms so the decision was made to launch them all at the same time rather than separately.

“I know it’s not an elaborate, ‘convincing’ answer, but it’s the simple truth.”

It’s a truth which has not gone down well with those who picked up a Wii U in anticipation of the Rayman Origins sequel; Destructoid has an amazing collection of reactions to the news.

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6 Comments

  1. Francis O

    Ubisoft sent this game out to die, plain and simple.
    http://playeressence.com/ubisoft-has-sent-rayman-legends-to-die/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Sini

    Fils-Aime gambled away the money that was suppose to go toward ubisoft exclusivity. Hope the slots were worth it! WiiU version will just sit there. Complete. Waiting.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The_Red

    @2
    To be fair, all 3 versions (PS3, 360 and Wii U) will just sit there on the shelf. It’s the same Ubi that released Rayman Origins during the most crowded gaming season ALONG with a new Assassin’s Creed game. While September won’t be as crowded, I don’t think this is gonna sell that much on any system unless Ubi completely changes its marketing and promotion strategy.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Bomba Luigi

    “We usually release all of our platforms simultaneously (aside from PC).”

    Its funny how he points out how they all the Time don’t Release a Game on all Plattforms at the Same Time (Because the PC is a Gaming Plattform like the others you moron). He destroys his own Reasons for that Stupid Delay to September for a Game that is done.

    Oh well, F…you Ubi, I canceled Pre-Order. If you act like an Asshole, I can be a Asshole too an keep my Money for other things. Like GTAV.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. dreamcastnews

    I had ‘no issues’ cancelling my pre-order.

    If Ubi are going to treat Wii U owners like scum then I’m not giving them penny one.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    Someone also might want to explain to the developer that there are no issues! The source here cites (what sounds like) wasted crunch-time, and more.

    http://www.destructoid.com/anonymous-rayman-legends-dev-angry-about-delay-244359.phtml
    “For practical matters, you’ll have to wait for some months for the game to be released and will most likely serve for more content to be added and do it better. For us, this means we’ve spent six months barely seeing our wives, kids, and friends for nothing because, after all, such a haste wasn’t needed. Believe it, it was a hell to swallow these news.”

    #6 2 years ago

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