New Rayman Legends Demo Coming To Wii U; Devs Unhappy With Delay
Posted on Friday, February 8 @ 13:26:42 Eastern by Anthony Severino
Following yesterday's announcement of a Rayman Legends delay, angry Wii U owners (I swear, it wasn't me!) took to the web and Miiverse to let off some steam, trashing Ubisoft for the decision to delay a game that was mere weeks away from releasing.. And so did one of the game's developers, supposedly, expressing distaste with the decision. The supposed developer, who posted on a forum under the username Zeta69 says the game is ready, even posting on January 9th that development had come to a close. This user account appears to be an ex-Ubisoft Montpellier who's spoke of representing the game at E3 in the past.
To make up for the mess, Ubisoft announced on Facebook that Wii U owners will be treated with an all-new Rayman Legends playable demo. They probably did this, too, because the original demo was capped, limiting users to only 30 times playing the demo.
But it still leaves the question as to why. If the game is nearly finished, why not release it for the Wii U as a timed-exclusive, then release the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions this September? I can't say if it's true, but speculation is pointing to Microsoft forcing publishers to launch products the same day as other consoles with no content disparity between versions.
A rep for Ubisoft has given this statement in regards to why Ubi has made this decision:
Whatever the case may be, we're stuck waiting until September for the full game.
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