Ubisoft explains Rayman Legends Wii U delay

'No issues with development, only reason is to release on multiple platforms'

Update: Ubisoft has promised a new Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends demo

Ubisoft has moved to explain the recent Rayman Origins delay, which will see the formerly Wii U exclusive game also launching on PS3 and Xbox 360 this September.


"There are no issues with the game development," Ubisoft public relations specialist Sarah Irvin told Digital Spy. "All of the information was in the press release, the only reason for the delay is to release on multiple platforms.

"We usually release all of our platforms simultaneously (aside from PC). We've made special exception sometimes in the past but it's definitely just on a case by case basis and not our standard practice.

"In this case, Ubisoft recently decided they wanted to release the game on multiple platforms so the decision was made to launch them all at the same time rather than separately. I know it's not an elaborate, 'convincing' answer, but it's the simple truth."

Following the move to delay the game, a forum poster claiming to be a Rayman Legends developer heavily criticised Ubisoft's decision, calling the news "hell to swallow" and suggesting the game was ready to ship this month.

Rayman Origins was originally due to launch last November before being pushed to February 2013.

In a post on its Facebook page, Ubisoft has promised a new Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends demo.

"Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms," it said. "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."