Rayman Legends developer, Ubisoft Montpellier, is upset with their parent company
With the announcement of Rayman Legends being delayed until September and it coming to light that the developer had no control over the decision, this next part seemed inevitable. With the studio rumored to have been going through crunch time to get the game ready for a February release, to only have their planned dashed by the parent company, a mutiny has begun.
As seen in the picture above, Michel Ancel and some of his team members are holding up a sign asking the parent company, Ubisoft, to release the game on Wii U as planned. It makes the publisher certainly look like the bad guy in all this and based on the information we have, it seems to be the case. As a Wii U owner, my thoughts are this: if the game is ready to ship, then just ship it already.
Yeah, I can definitely feel for them. : /
As in, Razor's Edge was an exclusive for a couple of months when it was released, then it was ported over to the other consoles. With Rayman Legends, we where litterally MOMENTS away from having it on the Wii U, then it was announced to be delayed several months just to accomodate Microsofts rule. I meant "was"being the key word, as in it was an exclusive when it first launched, then it was ported over a couple months later.
I agree with this. The game is collecting dust in some factory, release it already.
If this is released in PC, my advice would be not to buy the game and obtain it through "other" means, if you know what I'm saying, just to show that we will support Rayman Legends and the developers, but not support shitty crap from Ubisoft.
Seriously, worse than what EA has done over the previous year.
same, but i think people should only buy the Wii U version as a "ok, we will give you money, but don't bullshit us again Ubisoft higher ups"
Meaning that Rayman Legends used to be a Wii U exclusive and now it is not. Southsing may be insinuating that Microsoft got butthurt over the WiiU having an exclusive 3rd party game.
how is "was" a keyword
I came here from a boycott against ubi, sort of mind, now I'm in a more like support THESE GUYS state of mind, got an idea for me to help out, even if it falls through, when I do inevitably bootlegs some thing Ahem Aliens Coloniel, I would like to donate to those that cared about the project for their own future use vs FORCING DONATIONS via a purchase towards shitty companies who could care less in the name of games purchased..
You're right that Microsoft isn't to blame. On the other hand, though, they're the ones with the dick rule.
If it were truly Microsoft doing this then say "OK We won't port it to your console but everything else under the sun gets Rayman Love!" Until I hear that it truly was their doing this still remains as an Ubisoft mess up for SAGY 2013.
Kudos to them ! I really hope that this might still get released pretty soon for the Wii U. And if it really was Microsoft policy doing this, why wouldn't Ubisoft just come out & say it ? I still can't quite grasp the whole situation. Releasing game = Money and I'm pretty sure companies like money.
That's because it WAS a Wii U exclusive. Key word being "was".
What about Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge?
It's been out since the Wii U's launch and is still coming for both the PS3 and 360, WITHOUT Microsoft complaining about exclusivity. Can't Ubisoft do the same thing?
Nice to know we have each others' back...
I don't see why people are blaming Microsoft for this. This came from the top of Ubisoft, NOT Microsoft. If Microsoft's rules are standing in their way, Ubisoft's response should be to avoid Microsoft to prevent hurting Wii U sales. It is better to keep customers happy in the long run.
I'm literally thinking about catching the next train to Montpellier just to high-five those guys. On ne joue pas avec l'Ancel!
I have nothing but great respect for these people. You show those Ubisoft fuckheads who's boss.
Hopefully Ubisoft takes note of this and follows through with their request. There's nothing worse than having to deal with bullshit given to you by your publisher.
Poorly translated: Let Rayman out, support Ubi Montpellier.