In just three weeks Rayman Legends was supposed to be coming out as a Wii U exclusive, but alas it was not meant to be. As of today Ubisoft has announced that they are delaying Rayman to give time to make the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game; the game will now be coming out in September. Below is the comment from Geoffroy Sardin (Ubisoft’s European chief marketing and sales officer).
“We heard from many Xbox and Playstation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system, we decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.”
I for one am not very thrilled with this; a game that would of made more people actually get a Wii U because it can only be played there is now gone. Kinect and Move will some how have to be incorporated into the 360 and PS3 versions of the game to somehow achieve what the Wii U is doing with the touch screen; or will they just cut those aspects out? That may help the Wii U sales for the game in that you may only be able to use the Wii U GamePad to get the same experience from the game. Still that is really only for the people that already have the system, and it gives no incentive for anyone who doesn’t to actually pick one up since you can pretty much get the same game on a console you already own. What are your thoughts on this decision; does Ubisoft not have any faith in the Wii U to sell their game?