Submitted by OliverKO 897d ago | news

Michel Ancel and Rayman dev team protest Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends

Eurogamer writes:

"Rayman creator and highly-respected game designer Michel Ancel has appeared alongside members of the Rayman Legends development team in a series of photos protesting the game's delay by company bosses." (PS3, Rayman Legends, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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legendoflex  +   897d ago
There is seriously no good PR coming out of this. Do they really think this is going to be a good idea in either the short-term or the long-term?
Jobesy  +   896d ago
There is some good PR. The game is getting more attention now and I'm starting to feel bad for the devs. So much hard work put into getting a game finished only to have it delayed. I hope they don't find themselves out of work for speaking out though.
Genuine-User  +   896d ago
Ubisoft will never show the door to Ancel. He's the genuis behind Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil.
ShinMaster  +   896d ago
They should protest Microsoft's policy instead.
MmaFan-Qc  +   896d ago
Ubi wont release the game on wiiu then release it again on other plateforms, they wont put efforts in marketing the same game two times only for butthurted peoples, its a buisness, not a fan cock stroking service.
admiralvic  +   896d ago
@ mma

They released origins at 5 different times in the past year, so why is twice unheard of?
StraightPath  +   896d ago
the shadowy money hungry people behind this decision should be shamed. if ubisoft cared about all this they would fulfil thier purpose of giving the game to Wii U owners. Disgraceful if ubisoft dont do this.
hano  +   896d ago
On the contrary...this is great PR.

Plus, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

Anyway, if the game is not released soon, I don't think many will buy it on the WiiU.
Baka-akaB  +   896d ago
It is a grea idea for them to display their discontent . It ensure some of the most annoyed people wont be boycotting the game and the wii u version , and thus punishing a dev team that wasnt at fault .
ElectricKaibutsu  +   896d ago
This is pretty crazy. People say Ubisoft made the right business decision, but good decisions don't receive backlash like this. Good decisions end with customers buying a product they want and the company making money. As of right now Ubisoft is zero for two.

Also I don't think good business decisions get petitions that are signed by (as of right now) nearly 10,000 people: https://www.change.org/peti...
chadboban  +   896d ago
The game being released on 360 and PS3 is a good thing, but regardless of what console you own or prefer, Wii U owners were promised that they'd have this (pretty much completed) game by the 26th of this month and what's happening is not fair to them or the developers who worked their asses of to have the game ready by this time, plain and simple.
jakmckratos  +   896d ago
Lol they were promised another demo this month..as if that tides people over for 7 months. Ubisoft made an awful decision. I don't have Wii U..I don't want one and I dont even think Id get Rayman Origins anyway but this SUCKS for fans and the Devs who've been working since before last E3 overtime who want to spend time with their children and families or otherwise get some deserved R&R.
Nevers0ft  +   896d ago
If Ubisoft sticks to their guns and releases the Wii U version alongside the 360 and PS3 versions, effectively letting the title gather dust on a shelf for seven months then I won't be buying the game on principal irrespective of how good it is.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   896d ago
Agreed. It sucks that these guys are actually sticking their asses out there in support of us who were anticipating the game. The publisher is making a big mistake and unfortunately these same guys who are somewhat fighting for us are going to be the ones who suffer. I'll say again ill pick this up used from gamefly or will ebay it. Shame cause this is one of the few titles I was looking forward to this spring.
Munnkyman  +   896d ago
It really sux for them. To put so much time into creating something and just taking it alway t
Sanquine90  +   896d ago
Kick in the balls for wii U owners. But i think they have no power.. The man in the suits have the power
paul1974  +   896d ago
sign the petition! i just have!
ElectricKaibutsu  +   896d ago
Almost 10,000 signatures in 5 days. That's a lot more than I expected.
cleft5  +   896d ago
Really insane when the developer of the game has to protest to get a game released, a game that is ready to go. It's seems that the Ubisoft higher ups are idiots to think it is a good decision to delay this game and then send it out alongside GTA5. September is now own by GTA5, to release anything in that month is to call down disaster on your game.
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ZeekQuattro  +   896d ago
They say there is no such thing as bad publicity but wow. lol
RFornillos4  +   896d ago
i agree, no publicity is bad publicity. however, you cannot expect people who were clearly interested in getting the game on a February release date, to get the game on September. the month that marks the release of GTA V.

some may argue that GTA V is overrated, however one cannot deny its popularity. not to mention, we've yet to hear from other publishers what they have in store during that period, and also Nintendo's Wind Waker HD (coming by fall) for the Wii U, and Pokemon X&Y for the 3DS.

there's also a big possibility that either or both the PS4 and Xbox720 will be releasing by the end of the year, which will further affect the possible sales of Rayman Legends for 360 and PS3, as people may hold their cash to get a console and most likely some first-party titles that will be released alongside them.

so really, the only saving grace for Ubisoft here is to release the game for Wii U either as scheduled or if they really need to polish it, then delay a month (but within the launch period of Wii U) and simply be done with it. the longer they delay the game, the more people will be less interested about it.

if their issue is about the MS policy, if I understand correctly, they can always "re-title" it to Rayman Legends Special Edition with added content for PS3 and Xbox360. anyway, they have nothing to lose on that part since some features of the game are specific to Wii U, so why not add features that will not be available in Wii U but available in PS3 and 360, that's only fair. and if they do add new stages or something, they can always have it as DLC for Wii U. see, everybody happy.
stragomccloud  +   896d ago
Very cool fellow.
Stedron  +   896d ago
"Ubisoft last week controversially delayed the game's Wii U release until September. The game had been finished, the delay was simply to release the title simultaneously with the new Xbox 360 version."


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