Ubisoft 'Dev': Don't Boycott Rayman Legends Wii U
A Rayman Legends dev has allegedly spoken out against the Wii U game's seven month delay, pleading with fans not to boycott the game.
Published on Feb 8, 2013
A supposed Ubisoft developer has pleaded with gamers not to boycott Wii U platformer Rayman Legends after the publisher announced a seven-month delay to port the game to Xbox 360 and PS3.
He apparently posted on a forum saying it was ‘hell’ to swallow the news of the delay and that ‘men in ties took the wrong choice’.
The post on forums ZonaFora, translated by Neogaf, also said the dev team spent six months ‘barely seeing our wives and kids’ to finish the game, only to be told it would be delayed a week before the game’s final deadline.
He went on to plead with fans not to reject the game when it eventually releases, adding: “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.”
It is not confirmed that the post is legit, but NowGamer contacted Ubisoft for comment. A press spokesman said the company ‘politely declined’ to comment.
The full post: “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 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.”