Anonymous Rayman Legends Developer Sounds Off On Recent Delay

Harrison Milfeld On February 8, 2013 08.02.2013 with 4 Comments

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Yesterday, Ubisoft announced that the Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends would now be released on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and, surprisingly, all versions of the game would be delayed til September. Well, according to a recent post on a Spanish forum, an anonymous developer from the Rayman Legends team was not pleased with Ubisoft’s decision to delay the Wii U version and decreed his frustrations.  NeoGAF users were able to translate the online rant in full detail.

Hit the rant to read the full disclosure.

Warning: NSFW language.

“I completely understand you but you have to understand one thing. This is not a decision taken by the development team, this comes from really really high up, so please don’t pick on the game.
If you’re pissed, imagine how we feel. Think on the situation. We’ve been making overtime with this game practically since May preparing E3, and then almost a demo per month (gamescon, Wii U presentation, shops, eShop, etc.) and at the same time trying to actually finish the game. We had a first delay because it was obvious we couldn’t finish on time but we gave it our all to be there on February. What face do you think we had when the week we had to close the game we’re being told it’s not going to be released? I couldn’t believe it.
For practical matters, you’ll have to wait for some months for the game to be released and will most likely serve for more content to be added and do it better. For us, this means we’ve spent 6 months barely seeing our wives, kids, and friends for nothing because, after all, such a haste wasn’t needed. Believe it, it was a hell to swallow these news.
Even then I’m firm in what I said back in the day: Rayman Legends is an excellent game and will still be, and the team that’s making it doesn’t deserve to have your back turned on them just because some men in ties one day took a wrong choice. This industry is really that shitty.”
The delay of the Wii U version, and not the decision to make the title go multiplatform, seems to have been the tipping point with fans who were eagerly awaiting for its release. Judging from the above quotes, the anonymous developer claims that Rayman Legends for the Wii U was near completion, and that delaying the title for the platform is unfair to both the team at Ubisoft Montpellier and early Wii U adopters.
What do you have to say about this anonymous developer’s rant against his parent company? Is it genuine or is there someone online pulling a trick on us all? Tell us in the comments below.

4 Responses to “Anonymous Rayman Legends Developer Sounds Off On Recent Delay”

  1. Loren says:

    Apparently the company is working a an “exclusive” demo for Wii U owners. I don’t know how true that is but is that really going to make the pain stop?

  2. wakko1337 says:

    It is true. Ubi said it on their Facebook, in the most back-stabbing way possible:

    “Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms. We have heard you and we will continue to listen. We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game.

    We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more.”

    That’s their exact quote. They “heard us, and will continue to listen.” As if a demo that will almost definitely get released on PS360 later on doesn’t make up for anything. It just stings a bit deeper.

  3. Twilight_Prince says:

    Lol. Anonymous? Name= Xavier Poix

    http://www.afjv.com/press0607/ci/P1040853.jpg

  4. weber says:

    bad decision. people wnat to play the game – people worked hard as s*** on the game (see post of “anonymous” team member) – but in the end its all about the money.. and as if a “exclusive” demo can solve all these problems…

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