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Submitted by Phil32 1097d ago | opinion piece

Ubisoft and Rayman Legends: Screwing Over Gamers and Possibly Their Own Developer All At Once

SuperPhillip Central writes, "The news of Ubisoft of Rayman Legends going multiplatform, but most importantly, delaying the finished Wii U version until September, shook the gaming world. If you could sift through the editorials claiming the Wii U was now most certainly doomed after only three months on the market, or the arguments between console warriors on various sites, then you could see just how crappy this decision actually was, for gamers and for the developers of Rayman Legends, and why you shouldn't think of boycotting the game despite this maddening news." (Industry, PS3, Rayman Legends, Wii U, Xbox 360)

cloud495  +   1097d ago
It's great news for PS3 or XB360 owners but sucks for Wii U owners especially for those who brought the system for this game. Hope the Wii U version gets some extra content to make up for the delay.
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PopRocks359  +   1097d ago
How is it great news for 360/PS3 owners other than the confirmation of a release? They're being released in the same month as GTAV and Wind Waker HD. Not to mention they won't get any positive PR from an early Wii U release (unless it turns out the game sucks anyway which is unlikely).

I could be wrong, but I don't see this game being successful sales wise. If that's the case then Ubisoft dug their own graves on this one.
cloud495  +   1097d ago
It's great news because PS3/ 360 owners get to play the game?

I'm not saying Ubisoft is right for delaying the game or even releasing it next to GTAV and Wind Waker HD. But if you are a Rayman fan who only owns a PS3 and/ or Xbox, I don't see how this isn't great news for them?

I agree with the game not being successful sales wise. Gamers will most likely have their attention on other stuff like GTAV.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1097d ago
The game as far as I can tell from the demo, is great. I'm happy more people will get to play it. I also don't need extra content or anything for it being delayed. I wish they would just release it on time.
Oh_Yeah  +   1097d ago
mightt's Microsofts policy stating that either the game is released simultaneously on thier system or don't bother, we might refuse it. That's why wii u gamers have to wait on an already finished game. The policy sounds like something a spoiled little b*tch would make up.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1097d ago
It's* not mightt's... Phone your drunk.
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ONI5  +   1097d ago
It only makes sense if the 360 version uses smartglass and the PS3 version uses the Vita for touch screen parity.
Starfox17  +   1097d ago
These developers should go and form their own studio or join Nintendo that would speak volumes and teach Ubisoft their not bigger than the people who actually develop the games without them ubisoft are jack.
REALgamer  +   1097d ago
From what Ubisoft has stated, there release of the 360 and PS3 versions will in no way impact the content of the Wii U version, which is still getting its extra touchscreen and co-op features as planned.

So why on earth should Wii U owners care about this announcement at all? It just means more people get to play the game, but 360 and PS3 owners will not get some of the extra Wii U features.
matgrowcott  +   1097d ago
Because Ubi are saying it won't impact the content of a game that was due in two weeks but now won't be available for 6 months.

"Hey, this game is done, but you're not allowed it until Microsoft and Sony get it on their consoles as well."
REALgamer  +   1097d ago
Ah, my mistake.

I didn't notice that the Wii U version had been delayed; I thought it was only the 360 / PS3 versions were going to be released in September. Now that makes sense.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1097d ago
Why do I care? Hm, I don't know.

By the way, I hear GTAV is being delayed for seven months while they port a Wii U version. Cool, right?
Minato-Namikaze  +   1097d ago
Wouldn't care, I was pissed FF13 though
Chrono  +   1097d ago
Rayman Origins sold a lot more on the PS3 and 360 than the Wii, so I can't blame Ubisoft.
matgrowcott  +   1097d ago
But as (practically) a launch game on a system that desperately needs quality titles it would have more than paid for itself and maybe gotten itself a new following.

Now the developers are putting it across three consoles and against the end-of-year blockbusters, including whatever Nintendo are going to announce between now and then.

They could have had enough sales and been happy, but they're taking a big risk and I'm not sure it's going to pay off. It certainly didn't with Origins.
profgerbik  +   1097d ago
Aren't exclusives the general screw over? Aren't they being nicer to gamers by actually releasing their game across all platforms and not just one?

I understand the delay is ticking people off but you honestly don't have anything else to play in the meantime?
Kevlar009  +   1097d ago
"Hey Nintendo fans, we knew how much you were looking for this game at the WiiU's release, and how disappointed but understanding you were when we had to delay it to February, buuuut we're gonna release it in September to mtch the other consoles. Hope you understand".

Just a downright tasteless move. At the very least it hurts their image, at least to me
Sarobi  +   1097d ago
Honestly I think it's wrong. I think this entire process they went through to convince people that this Rayman "experience" was the type of experience you can only get on the Wii U.. They screwed Nintendo over and those who bought a Wii U thinking this was the only way to play this game.
enkeixpress  +   1097d ago
I know this doesn't bring anything to the discussion but.. I'm enjoying Rayman Origins on my PS Vita & I'd love to play Rayman Legends on it on as well :)
Ck1x  +   1097d ago
I don't think Nintendo fans would forgive or forget such a blatant move. If its because of Microsoft's strict Multiplat policies, then they should have just announced the PS3 as the other platform. Now don't be surprised if Nintendo goes and does something just as low, by placing Zelda WW HD on the very same release date as Rayman for the WiiU...
dennett316  +   1097d ago
No problem with this game coming to other platforms....I do have a big problem with it being delayed until September when the Wii U version is essentially finished.
That is a bafflingly stupid decision that is costing Ubisoft money right now. It was highly anticipated for the Wii U, plenty of people were clamouring for the game to be released and were hugely disappointed when it was pushed back from launch.
Why not release it and give the Wii U an exclusivity period? Would that have killed them? Instead, they're going to release it alongside the likes of GTA 5 where it will be getting killed in the sales. It's like publishers want anything different to fail so they can carry on releasing the same generic sludge every year that requires minimal effort.
I love gaming, but the industry absolutely baffles me at times. How can so many smart people be so stupid?

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