Ubisoft today announced that the former Wii U exclusive Rayman Legends has been delayed to September and will now be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“We heard from many Xbox & PlayStation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Ubisoft’s chief marketing & sales officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in a press release. “We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game.”
The game was due for release exclusively on the Wii U on February 28th in North America. The 8 month delay is so that Ubisoft Montpellier can port the game over to the other systems. The Wii U version will still have exclusive GamePad features with two people playing simultaneously on the TV and the controller using the touch screen.
This is a big loss for Nintendo as Rayman Legends was a main reason that a lot of people bought the console. This decision is sure to anger fans, however it comes as no surprise that Ubisoft would ditch the exclusivity considering the poor performance of Nintendo Wii U sales.
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