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Ubisoft on making Rayman Legends multiplatform, game's delay

Postby Valay » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:50 am

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Rayman Legends is now officially a multiplatform game. Ubisoft and Nintendo had been promoting the title as a Wii U exclusive, but Ubisoft announced today that releases on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are planned as well.

Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios, explained the decision to IGN:
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Ubisoft on making Rayman Legends multiplatform, game's delay

Postby thomas » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:59 am

If the delay isn't caused by the porting (and thus simultaneous multiplatform release) I'll eat my shoe. Damn you, Ubi. And Nintendo for not being on the ball and losing another exclusive. I'm certainly not in a hurry to pick up a Wii U now.
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Postby jckapono » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:46 pm

It really makes no sense to me. Is the Wii U version simply not ready? If it is ready, it should be released, not 6 months later. I guess we don't know the details, but if Ubi knew that doing all three versions would take longer, they shouldn't have set a firm release date for Wii U. Really, really disappointing.
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Ubisoft on making Rayman Legends multiplatform, game's delay

Postby Basil » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:46 pm

"When we saw all the comments when we announced the game would be focused on Wii U, all of the people that have both the PlayStation 3 and 360 were really disappointed. So we thought it was making more sense to also bring the game to where it was originally from."

Figures..
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Postby Noble Wrot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:10 pm

I was really looking forward to this game. Now I have to wait another six months? That is lame of them to take something special away from a brand new system and give it to everyone else.
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Ubisoft on making Rayman Legends multiplatform, game's delay

Postby KokiriHylian » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:12 pm

This has got to be one of the stupidest choices I've ever seen a game company make. Ubisoft, if the game is already finished for Wii U, there's NO NEED to delay it just because you now wanna release it for PS3/360 and you want a "simultaneous release"!

If the game is finished, release it now for Wii U and then release it later for the other consoles when the ports are done like other companies do. Don't make Wii U owners pay for the desires of the owners of other consoles. I'm just completely disgusted by this decision. I bet the demo is gonna get removed from the eShop just like the 3DS demo of Rayman Origins was removed when the port was delayed. =w=
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Postby Austin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:53 pm

@KokiriHylian:

That's a good point. Everyone download the demo before is disappears!
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Postby pie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:33 pm

This sucks cause now there almost no Wii U games I need on the horizon.
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Postby life_is_pleach » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:41 pm

It's all about the money. :(
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Ubisoft on making Rayman Legends multiplatform, game's delay

Postby Giga Man » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:37 pm

What the hell? Why can't the Wii U have this to itself for a few months and then release it for the other consoles? C'mon, Ubisoft! C'mon, Nintendo! This is stupid!
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Postby Melatelo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:45 am

Forst nintendo delays a lot of their first party games and now this!? This was the one game i thought i could count on, to come out before march. Get your act together ubisoft! Your better than this
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Postby thomas » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:41 am

As for why they would delay it on Wii U, probably marketing reasons? Now they only have to market it once on all platforms instead of separately, saves half the marketing costs. Of course, now they're going up against GTA (if that isn't delayed)...
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Postby Ron » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:24 am

I'd say the biggest reason they are bringing it is because they don't trust that the Wii U version would fly off the shelves sales wise, but I doubt the 360/PS3 versions won't either.
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Postby Basil » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm

@Ron
I don't see why it wouldn't. It's THE Rayman game that everyone's been looking forward to.
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