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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 1097d ago | news

Rayman Legend's Developers Speak Up: Not Happy With Delay

After getting the news earlier about Rayman Legends being delayed and no longer being a Wii U exclusive, it caused an uproar over the net. Wii U owners being upset because a game they had been waiting for awhile now. Gamers have taken to forums everywhere to voice their opinions on what Ubisoft is doing with this game. Then, having the Xbox 360 and PS3 owners pretty happy with what's happening but what about how the developers feel? That's something we wouldn't usually know but today a Rayman Legends developer spoke up. (PS3, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

chadboban  +   1097d ago
Wow, this really kinda puts things into perspective huh? Shows the kind of crap devs have to go through due to crappy business decisions by a bunch of guys in suits and ties.
animegamingnerd  +   1097d ago
those guy's in suits are ruining this industry
Gamer1982  +   1097d ago
Games i suits are ruining the industry by bringing great games to more gamers? Yeah great logic there mate..
animegamingnerd  +   1097d ago
@gamer1982 then who makes decisions like this as well as on disc DLC fund cheap cash in's like money tie in's and rush games to make a deadline
fei-hung  +   1097d ago
Doesn't this happen to all titles that go multiplat after bring exclusive like FF13.

On Ubisofts part, it was shitty to make this move, but this could possibly be due to not enough WiiU's being out there on the market to possibly cover costs of production by getting enough sales.

A slight delay to get more people playing the game is not as shitty a decision as firing people for the game not selling well. It's a tough decision, but someone has to make it.
rainslacker  +   1096d ago
It's not often you see devs speak out against the publishers themselves, particularly when they're still working with them.

A lot of times it seems that people on forums never separate the two. Developers though generally try as much as they can to make the best game possible. It's a shame the game is getting some hate now because of this decision.
Benjaminkno  +   1097d ago
This was all about money.

Ubisoft doesn't like WiiU sales, and fans were clamoring for Rayman for current consoles. This is one of the reasons why games are beginning to suck: They treat developers like SH*T!
Starfox17  +   1097d ago
3 million sold at the end of december is bad ??? i dont think so.
Gamer1982  +   1097d ago
It was though for a new a console in this modern age where gaming is now a form of media to rival any other form of media. Nearly every household has a console. As for this all about money, yeah money was initially behind it but the gamers are the ones who win so who cares other than the WiiU fanboys crying out as this was there only decent game until the second half of 2013?
MasterCornholio  +   1097d ago
But a combined install base of over 140 million consoles is even better which is why Ubisoft is releasing it on both the PS3 and the 360. As for the delay the XBOX is at fault here due to Microsofts policys on the release dates.
bigbearsack  +   1097d ago
Nintendo needs to quit having Ubisoft on their system launches. 3DS ,and now WIIU.
Aceman18  +   1097d ago
sometimes we as gamers have the right to be upset with developers when they are acting arrogant and whatnot, but in this case i knew i couldn't be upset with the development team because this decision could only be made by the higher ups.

my glad that more people can play this game, but it really sucks how the execs are holding back an already finished game from those who want to play it now.
knifefight  +   1097d ago
That blurb puts all worldwide English teachers on suicide watch.
FamilyGuy  +   1097d ago
The source material isn't in English, this was a rough translation.
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Deadpool616  +   1097d ago
If I were the developers, I would be pretty upset with the higher up as well. Not only have people been waiting for Rayman Legends specifically for the WiiU, they've been demoing the game on the WiiU for quite a while now.

If I were the were in the higher ups position, I would release the game on WiiU now and for the rest of the consoles at a later date/lower price.
tack129  +   1097d ago
I honestly only feel bad about the devs.
They worked really hard to push for a game to come out only to be delayed last minute due to higher ups wanting to develop it on multiple consoles.
bigbearsack  +   1097d ago
I Played the demo on the WIIU and was looking forward to this game. It's too bad for WIIU users who don't have a second console to lean on during the usual new system game drought, so I can see the frustration involved. Well, as soon as wonderful 101 hits there isn't much before that. Hang in there and enjoy the doom gloom articles.
Starfox17  +   1097d ago
Well Sonic all stars racing transformed sold 1 million copies and 260,000 were from WiiU ???? So even with 147 million 360's and ps3's the WiiU contributed the most towards them sales now Ubisoft will know this ??

To me it sounds like Ubi want Nintendo to fail,because the SASRT sales proved the wiiu with almost 4 million sold can still sell big numbers,360 ect have major poor sales on 3rd party games quite often yet publishers just ignore that and keep throwing all the big support there way,soon as a game does just alright on wii ect support stops ???
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Jek_Porkins  +   1097d ago
Greed is the reason for the delay plain and simple. What was promised and looking like a Wii U game for at least a little while, is now going to get lost in the next gen shuffle.

Ubisoft didn't like that the Wii U only has 3 million units sold, but every single Wii U owner I know was going to buy the game this Feb. It is just bad business in my opinion...
dennett316  +   1097d ago
What an idiotic decision on the part of the Ubisoft higher ups. They are costing themselves money with this decision. Rayman was highly anticipated by a LOT of Wii U owners - myself included.
They should have released it as planned, and then released the other versions in September. The Wii U version could have been making them money NOW. Instead they're going to release in the face of stiffer competition all around the's like they want Rayman to fail.
It's a bone-headed, utterly stupid decision.
ozzywazzy  +   1097d ago
I see nothing but Nintendo crybabies. Take off the Nintendo goggles and you will clearly see this is nintendo's fate. Complaining and "not buying" this game for your precious gameless wii u will only really put the death stamp on your console as far as ubisoft is concerned.

Mark my words. This is the first of many. This game won't sell a fraction of what it does compared to last gen consoles. The wii u will soon suffocate.
chukamachine  +   1097d ago
Better to have delay with better sales.

Wii u isn't really going to sell 3rd party games.

You have to be a crazy dev to go wii exclusive, unless your getting mega $$ to do so.
DivineAssault  +   1097d ago
blame xbox

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