The decision to delay Rayman Legends in order to bring Ubisoft's platformer to multiple platforms has been criticised by fans.
Yesterday Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends won't be coming out until September. Explaining the decision, Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, said: "We heard from many Xbox & PlayStation owners and Rayman fans who told us they really wanted to play Rayman Legends on their current system. We decided to give the fans what they wanted while at the same time broadening the audience exposed to this innovative and memorable game."
However that didn't appease fans who took to the ONM forum to express their anger.
Writing on the ONM forum, SmashBro2712 said: "THAT STINKS! I had a lot of respect for Ubisoft for their excellent Wii U support but this has damaged that now, they spent all that time working on Rayman legends for Wii U, they delayed it a few times leading us to think they were going to get the absolute best game they could but now they're pushing it even further back to give 360 and PS3 a version. They should have released the almost finished Wii U version then given the other consoles Rayman Legends later in the year so Wii U could have had it at least as a timed exclusive. They're only shooting themselves in the foot with this, nice going Ubisoft!"
RainbowGazelle also had some strong words for Ubisoft, saying: "The promised "launch game" is coming out almost a year later just so you [Ubisoft] can port it to other consoles. I was thinking about getting ZombiU as well, but not now. You're not getting a single penny of my money."
However, King Slazo suggested that fans calm down, posting: "If you bought a Wii U just for this, well, I can mildly understand your rage (bought a Vita at launch, that went well) but its not like there won't be other exclusives. Or are Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101, the new Xeno game, countless Nintendo titles and many more yet to be announced or even conceived not good enough now? Plus, y'know, you still get to play this game."
It would be a shame if people were put off buying the game as Rayman Legends was our pick for the best Wii U game of 2013. Are you still going to buy Rayman Legends?