Ubisoft have announced that Rayman Legends has been delayed.
The game will now be released in early September, and will also no longer be a Wii U exclusive game, coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. At the DICE summit, Ubisoft’s French studios Xavier Poix spoke to IGN about the delay, availability on other consoles, and also gameplay variety as well.
“When we saw all the comments when we announced the game would be focused on Wii U, all of the people that have both the PlayStation 3 and 360 were really disappointed. So we thought it was making more sense to also bring the game to where it was originally from. That means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So we decided to go for a multiplatform launch simultaneously.”
Poix also explained that the GamePad-based experience in Rayman Legends will remain exclusive to the Wii U version, whereas the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the game will operate more similar to Rayman Origins.
“It’s a different kind of experience if you have the Wii U. Obviously there will be cooperation on the PS3 and 360, but on the Wii U there is still this magic of having one player that can play on one system with a new experience and the other on the usual game pad. That stays a Wii U exclusive for sure, by definition.”
“If they loved the Origins experience, it’s close to the same kind of feeling but with a level of immersion and brand new settings that haven’t been seen before. We have other features that I can’t disclose right now, but it’s really a brand new game. Even in terms of visuals, we built our own engine in terms of lighting, in terms of having 3D elements so you can have dragons that fly from far to go in your face and back. It’s a unique kind of 2D platforming experience.”
And as for the delay of the game’s release, Poix explained that “it’s really about the fans. It’s really about having a very interesting universe, a mix of craziness and poetry mixed all together. We are very happy that we can bring that to many, many Rayman fans and the more we can, the better.”