Yesterday it was announced that Ubisoft would be delaying Rayman Legends back to September. The reason? Well, none was really given except for news that it’s now going multiplatform with a simultaneous release – a blow to Nintendo’s Wii U no doubt.
Naturally this second delay lead fans to become slightly enraged with Ubisoft, especially as it was so close to releasing on the Wii U.
It turns out that it’s not just fans who are angry, but Ubisoft employees too, who also seem left in the dark about the move.
Posting on a Spanish forum, which was translated by NeoGAF and reported upon by CVG (phew), the alleged developer calling himself ‘Zeta69′ saying “If you’re pissed, imagine how we feel.” He also suggested that Legends was ready to ship, and now it’ll probably end up being bolstered with extra content just to justify the extended time.
CVG say that the history of the users account does justify the claim that they are a Ubisoft employee, our search corroborates this fact too, but now another NeoGAF user is claiming that the man in question is Xavier – the fellow who was onstage at last years E3.
“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,” said Zeta69 in his post.
“If you’re pissed, imagine how we feel,” they continued. “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 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 us, this means we’ve spent 6 months barely seeing our wifes, kids, and friends for nothing because, after all, such a haste wasn’t needed. Believe it, it was a hell to swallow these news,” the post reads.
“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.”
Hopefully the backlash Ubisoft seem to be recieving could mean they’ll release the enjoyable Wii U version a little bit earlier.