SPECULATION: Rayman Legends Developer Speaks Out

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

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Rayman Legends LogoBy now, most have heard the news that Rayman Legends will not only be multiplatform, but also that all versions of the game will be delayed until September. More revelations have surfaced from a post that many believe was created by Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios (including Ubisoft Paris, Annecy and Rayman developer Montpellier). The bottom-line of said post: the developers of Rayman Legends are not to blame for the game’s delay.

In fact, according to the post, the developers were enraged when they heard the news. They’ve been expected to work overtime to get the game out in March, only to find that release date pushed back–and more work. Between the many demos that they had to release, he says, it was very difficult to find time to work on the actual game.

He also says that the delay will hopefully allow for some added content. He finishes his post by saying, “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.”

In other words, he says, even though you may hate Ubisoft for doing this, don’t boycott the game.

What do all of you make of this post? Is it just some sort of PR cover-up? Poix certainly seemed somewhat positive before. Is there some truth to what he (apparently) said? And if these sentiments turned out to be 100% true, would that influence your reaction to today’s news? Be sure to let us know!


About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."