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Submitted by GoldenElf 654d ago | opinion piece

Ubisoft Aren’t Jerks, They’re Revolutionaries

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "Ubisoft, how could you?! We once believed in you, you told us that life was worth living. That we could have Rayman Legends on Wii U and everything would be okay."

But then you took it away. You moved it onto other, lesser platforms. You ruined our lives. You destroyed Nintendo. You made our Wii U worthless. And the Rayman franchise? You might as well throw it on the Mega Man pile of failure."

What a load of crap." (PS3, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Dylila  +   654d ago
nintendo fanboys that would complain about rayman being postponed for seven months in order to port it to the ps3 and xbox are idiots. these companies need money to stay open so they need to sell enough copies of the game to stay relevant. a lot of games on the wii u have failed which sends up a red flag to devs who want to make games for the console but its actually insane to make exclusive third party for the wii u. history shows that more than 90 percent of third party games are doomed to fail on nintendo consoles so it boggles my mind that any dev would make a third party exclusive title for wii u.

let nintendo make exclusive titles for the wii u and the nintendo fans will be fine. they are content with waiting for months or a year for one game from nintendo. the wii u is rubbish and a waste
Benjaminkno  +   654d ago
Too bad Nintendo will have the best version, just like BO2, Darksiders and AC3...

Not that it matters. I don't care much for Rayman anyway. The only reason why it's being pushed back is because Microsoft doesn't allow games to be released after a competitor; a practice they will soon regret.

WiiU's a waste?...

your damn right you're scared.

A Ps4 720 simultaneous release will prove to be a disaster in this type of climate.
inf3cted1  +   654d ago
You mean PC will have the best version.
MasterCornholio  +   654d ago
LOL what?

"The Wii U version matches the look of the Xbox 360 game and thus gives it an edge visually over the PlayStation 3 release, but unfortunately it comes up well short in terms of performance - an aspect that is all-important to the playability of a COD title. The frame-rate variance is such that the PS3 game feels generally smoother, while the 360 release feels like an entirely different game in the more demanding levels. Bearing in mind the commonalities in hardware design between Wii U and Xbox 360, we can't help but feel somewhat disappointed that Black Ops 2 under-performs so noticeably."

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

"In the final analysis, the PS3 version remains the most impressive version of the game with higher-quality textures in places and superior performance, followed by the 360 release, while the Wii U sits in last place."

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

Well at least your right about Assasins Creed 3

"With all four versions of Ubisoft's trilogy-closer out in the wild, the Wii U certainly stands its ground against the PS3 and 360 releases."

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

But in all due honesty i dont believe that developers have a hang of the Wii Us hardware yet which is why some ports on the Wii U are worse than the 360 (and in some cases the PS3 version) in some cases.
PopRocks359  +   654d ago
@Dylila

Oh give me a break. So it's completely valid for fanboys to sling mud at Nintendo for Bayonetta 2 but Nintendo fans can't be angry about the delay? Are you freaking serious?

What rubbish logic. What money does Ubisoft need? They released TWO successful blockbuster games (Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3) just last year.
zebramocha  +   654d ago
I'm not sure but I heard the bayonetta game sold well,either it was sega or plantinum games were looking for someone published the game but no one seemed interested,the difference between this and ray man is,ray man wasn't released yet on two platforms just to be exclusive to one.
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extermin8or  +   653d ago
@Zebramocha Rayman:Legends is the sequel to rayman origins a game that was released on: THe wii, 3DS, ps3, Ps vita and xbox 360 and PC. SO actually if anyone had any right to be pissed off it was when Rayman:Legends was announced for the wii u as an exclusive....
SonyNGP  +   654d ago
i cant wait for ps4
Y_5150  +   653d ago
HO YEAH! 9 MORE DAYS!!!
Pozzle  +   654d ago
You spend an awful lot of time insulting Nintendo fanboys on this site considering you're a Sony fanboy yourself.

Just an observation.
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DragonKnight  +   654d ago
This entire thing sounds exactly like the FF13 situation when it went multiplat. That was wrong then, this is wrong now. There is no justifiable reason for making anyone wait for a game that is already completed. I'm saying this as one that doesn't care about Rayman, and doesn't own a Wii U.
Bimkoblerutso  +   654d ago
Especially considering it was originally going to be a launch game. That's almost an entire year of extra waiting for early adopters of the Wii U.

It's obviously not illegal in any way, it's just...jerky. It's just exactly what people are saying. It's the move of a company that has no regard for consumer interest unless it involves squeezing a little extra cash out of them.

Which most non-Wii U owners would tell you is "just business"... until they were getting a similar treatment.
DragonKnight  +   654d ago
Exactly. In the end, this is just as bad as console parity, exclusive content, and all the other B.S. stuff publishers have pulled this gen. This is actually worse because here the publishers could be making money on Rayman already, and fans could be getting a decent Wii U game, but they're making them wait. And for what? Did Sony and MS pay them? Doubt it, so it's entirely on Ubisoft for pissing so many people off and thinking demos are enough.
uncharted56  +   654d ago
Still why would you hold up the Wii U version? It makes no sense to hold it up. Just release it on time and port and release the other versions later. There is something called customer loyalty, if you keep screwing them over then they will eventually take their business some place else. Thats the fact. I don't even own a Wii U but if something like this happened to me, I would be pissed too.
extermin8or  +   653d ago
Because if they don't Microsoft won't let a version be released on 360. i'm pretty sure if there was a way around it Ubisoft would rather not piss anyone off..
joab777  +   654d ago
I agree. Ubisoft saw the sales of wiiU hardware and decided that it wanted to make money. Nintendo can still push their version of Rayman with another player using the touchscreen. Its good all around. I know Nintendo wanted this but come November, this is gonna b the least of their problems. Next gen consoles coupled with price drops on current gen is gonna hurt bad.
extermin8or  +   653d ago
(unless the game supports smart glass and vita-ps3 play) then although only the wii u will be able todo it out of the box the other two versions would still be able to with only minor extra's because most people own a phone or a tablet these days that could be used and if you own a ps vita now or at a later date you didn't buy it for Rayman but for it's own games etc but you have the added bonus of being able to use it with Rayman. At least Ubisoft have been honest about it all they could've lied/covered it up...
lizard81288  +   653d ago
It is not that it went multiplat
but the fact the game release was delayed 7 or so months when it is already done. It is just sitting there

It would be like say, Final Fantasy Verse was about to come out in two weeks, but then Square decides to delay the game a year because they wanted to work on the Xbox version, despite the Sony version being 100% done.
khowat  +   653d ago
@Dylila Oh I'm sorry. I never knew that I'm not allowed to get upset when a company lies to you, promising something then delaying that promise then eventually breaking all together. I guess companies need money so they can treat fans like shit. And finally you know what's more of a waste than the wiiu, your stupid comment.
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Optical_Matrix  +   654d ago
Yeah, this article is going to rustle a few jimmies tonight. Good grief.
Fierce Musashi  +   654d ago
I can see why they may have been cautious with releasing it as an exclusive, new console and all. Not to mention the constant slew of hit-fishing journalism pieces on it in the media, despite it's fair sales. Releasing it on multiple platforms for better sales would be a good idea, can pay off even. However........ the month that was chozen for it's release wasn't smart at all, in my opinion, especially if they've actually wanted it to sell and with less effort.

The game was to be released as an exclusive a little over a week from now, if I'm not mistaken, with not much heavy competition in it's way. Now........ they would rather have it release after E3, when everyone are surely going to be hyped for other games and consoles and along with the release of GTAV and god knows what else in the same month of this game. Ubi are going to need a hell of an advertising campaign for this game. Which is another reason why that date was a bad idea, for they could also have saved more money in that department.

I'm not at all pissed at it going multiplatform or even it's delay. I didn't have my sights set on this game as much as I have for Monster Hunter tri U and The Last of Us. However, the frustration on the delay is understandable, especially since we were so close to the original release date.

Ah well, just my take on all of this. Best of luck Ubi.
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extermin8or  +   653d ago
It's not about the hardware sales of the wii u, it's about the software sales which haven't been as high as publishers expect. The only games that have sold really well are Nintendo's 1st party offering- that's what I'd expect from Nintendo early adopters however that makes the 3rd party publishers nervous to publish a game as an exclusive I understand why people are annoyed but also I think they should stop going on about it now- yeah you are pissed off we got it, now there are articles calling for boycotts and all this nonsense when really all Ubi are is a buisness that needs to stay in buisness. Hell out of 3rd party publishers they are one of the best, new IP's, older IP's that aren't stale and show quality in every itiration pretty much, support new consoles in someway from day one and don't do crap like micro transactions in the game you just BOUGHT- "yeah EA and Dead Space 3 I'm glaring at you -_-"
Fierce Musashi  +   653d ago
Indeed, that can also be the case/reason for this move. Third parties generally don't have the best history on Nintendo platforms. However, for some, there is more to it than that ( such as poor advertising, poor ports, etc. ), which is a conversation for another time.

Whatever it may be, they are going to place this game in quite the potential predicament when it launchs compared to the window they could have had had they've released it on an earlier date.

As for the boycotts, I can't say I agree with that.
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1upgamer99  +   654d ago
If you have played the demo..Rayman was MADE for the gamepad.No other version will come close...Also the graphics will have to be downgraded...thats what Ubisoft said months ago. disagree all you want FACT.
-Falaut-  +   653d ago
You must not do well watching infomercials. Do you run out into the street screaming "Wizard Clean works really well and takes out all stains! FACT!" because the big man on the TV representing Wizard Clean said so?

Come on.

You played it and liked it? Good, now wait for the game to come out, buy it, and enjoy it. Don't talk out of your ass.
1upgamer99  +   653d ago
I am not talking out of my ass...not one thing I said was false...have you played the demo all the way through on Wii U?
Phil32  +   654d ago
So this is one video game publisher corporate suck-up article. EDIT: And it starts off with something similar to a straw man argument. Not a good read. D:

It's like the author saw how much the "Ubisoft are jerks" article got in the way of hits on N4G and thought up a way to try to get even more hits and/or controversy. (i.e. a typical games journalism tactic)
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PopRocks359  +   654d ago
If the tables were turned and, say, Tomb Raider or some other large scale 3rd party project was delayed in favor of a Wii U port, I guarantee this site would be swamped with bitching fanboys and articles talking about how the complaints were perfectly valid.

This whole thing is a joke at this point. So's the community.
Fil101  +   654d ago
Where's R6P ???
SpiralTear  +   654d ago
Rayman Legends will be competing with both big AAA titles like GTA V now, and (if the consoles are released this year) some launch games from the new Xbox and Playstation. It won't sell.

And you know what? Ubisoft will blame the lack of another Rayman game on the poor sales that they themselves initiated.

I know I'm not alone in saying that a third Rayman game in the vein of Rayman Origins would be fantastic, but due to this decision by the higher-ups at Ubisoft, we probably won't get it.
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lovegames718  +   654d ago
You guys are now banking on Rayman? lol Man this game isnt pushing any boundaries and all Raymans look good on any console even great on smart phones because it is a 2d side scroller that doesnt push hardware so lets cut it out.

Just the other day Alien colonial marines was a godsend to wiiu players because gearbox said that crap would look better on wiiu and low and behold it is a mediocre pile of #hit that is no good on any console and is setting no benchmarks. wasnt this the game that would show wiu's power? Oh i see ppl have now moved on to Rayman and Bayonetta lol hahahahaha you guys never learn do you?

In response to Benjaminkno.....

Yeah the best versions lol Do your research BO2 isnt better on wiiu so idk where you get this info from. As a matter of fact xbox has the better version with Ps3 having a slight visual downgrade but performing all around better than the wiiu version so try again lol

Batman also is worst on wiu along with Sega All star new racing game lol!!!!! Give it up man and stop looking for a game to prove Wiiu is nxt gen its getting embarrassing now every time these fanatics get proven wrong.

What i also find funny is that all these ppl diehard nin. fans a week ago were hyping up alien Colonial Marines but now you dont see them commenting on the reviews of that crap lol Yeah that game just like Zombi u really shows what the Wiiu is about lol smh

You guys get minimal upgrades on games and downgrades at the same time then talk about the best versions lol Its a shame how iwata has most of you guys fooled lol
Braid  +   654d ago
Gotta admit, I also feel like there might be something shady with Rayman's going multiplatform all of a sudden, but who's to blame, that we can not possibly know. One thing I know for sure though, is that Wii U owners have every right to be pissed.

While selling consoles, the respective company offers you some unique experiences that no one other than the platform owners would be able to enjoy. If you like what you're shown, you give them your hard earned money, trusting that they will indeed deliver what's promised. As a consumer, your end of the deal done when you buy the console. You don't have to wrap your head around sales numbers, how Wii U is doing, if the software will be profitable etc, it's not your responsibility, when you're promised, you expect it to happen. But once a development company comes up and says "Oh, about that one experience you're told, we're going to have to delay it so that EVERYONE can enjoy it now", you know original platform owners will feel cheated, and rightfully so.

That being said, I think Nintendo will be doing everything in its power to make up for this. As far as I know they have a Nintendo Direct planned in the near future which'll be completely about "third party games". I don't think Nintendo could find a better chance to fix this situation other than the upcoming stream event, and as long as they announce stellar third party titles, everyone will be okay with what happened to Rayman.

I don't think this has anything to do with being jerks as well, it's a business after all and numbers do the talk. God knows what went wrong, but I'm sure that Nintendo will be making up for it.
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contradictory  +   654d ago
delicious debate going on here.
Nevers0ft  +   653d ago
Although Ubisoft are yet to come out and say exactly why the Wii U version cannot be released now, it's presumably due to the publisher clause that Microsoft makes you sign for the 360 regarding timed exclusives.

If it were solely down to them wanting to do unified marketing or mass-production of the Wii U game being to risky with the small install base they could've published it "early" on the eShop

Seriously Ubisoft, I have a hard disk plugged into my Wii in desperate need of filling up. Help!
kingPoS  +   653d ago
Nevermind Rayman! Where's Ma' Scott vs the World dlc... [Beastly Roar]

At least give us release date even if it's a week into march. I've got my crew leveled up just waiting to bust out online.
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megamanX2  +   653d ago
Ubisoft Aren’t Jerks, They’re Revolutionaries"

oh is that why they produce garbage every year?.....who knew.

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