Rayman Legends Wii U was delayed over poor sales projections

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Rayman Legends suffered a well-documented delay earlier this year, and Ubisoft has come forward to say that the Wii U build was postponed following poor sales projections of the title.

Speaking with GamesBeat, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained the delay. “What happened was that we saw the Wii U was not going to sell enough of those games,” he confirmed.

“The game is going to be fantastic, and we didn’t want those creators to wind up in a position where even after making a fantastic game, they didn’t sell well enough. We decided that we had to come out on enough machines that players can try it out on any one that they have, and give more time to both improve the game on the Wii U and create versions for the other consoles.

“I think it was the right decision for gamers and for the team. My role is to make sure that the team is happy with the quality of the work they do and the reach they can have. The quality is there now, because they had more time. They’ve expanded the possibilities of the game. It’s much bigger content-wise. We have new bosses in key levels and so on. The experience is much more complete.

“I think it will be one of the best games we’ve ever done. Sometimes we have to go against the urge to get to market too fast. We have to make sure we give enough time and resources to our creators to they can reach the potential in their games. This time, they were very close to excellence, but not quite there.”

The discussion echoes statements from Ubisoft that said it wants Nintendo to sell more Wii U consoles before it commits to any more console-exclusive releases.

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Thanks Nintendo Life.

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