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Microsoft’s simultaneous release policy may explain Rayman Legends’ delay

 

We’re admittedly yet to recover from the realisation that we won’t be playing Michel Ancel’s Next Big Thing, Rayman Legends, at the end of the month.

It seemed so strange for Ubisoft to delay what was a big Wii U exclusive until September, especially when said game is confirmed to have been finished and practically ready to ship on Wii U.

We questioned Ubisoft’s decision to do this, stating it’d have been much more palatable for everyone (and Ubisoft’s sales figures of the game) to release the Wii U version in late February/early March as planned, with other versions arriving later.

But perhaps the delay that arrived with Ubisoft’s decision to bring Legends to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 was not something entirely under Ubisoft’s control.

As revealed a few years back by Eurogamer, Microsoft reserve the right to demand publishers release multiplatform software simultaneously with Xbox 360 releases, even (and worryingly) stipulating content parity.

It may not be too surprising, then, if Microsoft pushed for Ubisoft to do just this with Rayman Legends, especially as its (likely) original intended release as a timed exclusive benefits Wii U.

So that’s one possible reason, and while this may not be the true reason for Rayman Legends’ Wii U delay it certainly rings loud as possible.

 

http://www.nintendo-nation.net/microsoft-policy-rayman-legends-delay/



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Probably true.

Has there ever been a game thsts been late to the 360?

Wouldn't Ubisoft just say it was because of Microsofts policy instead of taking the heat for it themselves. Unless Microsofts policy says that publishers cant state their policy as being the reason a multiplat released game is delayed

Carl2291 said:
Probably true.

Has there ever been a game thsts been late to the 360?


None that I'm aware of.



No, Ubisoft is.

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Carl2291 said:
Probably true.

Has there ever been a game thsts been late to the 360?

Joe Danger,Minecraft if you count PC,should be some more

Actually this "policy" not mandatory,MS can ignore it if there is big game wanna release later on 360

And i don't think UBI afarid them



Yes, I remember reading that. Just another example of why I buy Sony products.

Brilliant business sense as usual from MS.

They know how to write a contract.

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Sounds plausible, but TBH everyone's to blame. We are for demanding the game on all systems, and Ubisoft are for listening.

 

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D-Joe said:
Carl2291 said:
Probably true.

Has there ever been a game thsts been late to the 360?

Joe Danger,Minecraft if you count PC,should be some more

Actually this "policy" not mandatory,MS can ignore it if there is big game wanna release later on 360

And i don't think UBI afarid them

So... No retail games? Makes you wonder if that really is true.