Attention, Rayman fans! Ubisoft has responded to fan feedback regarding the game’s delay: “Thanks for all your feedback regarding Rayman Legends in all of its forms. We have heard you and we will continue to listen. We understand your frustration and that you want to get your hands on the game.”
Sounds encouraging, right? Fans feel hurt and frustrated that they have to wait for a game that’s already virtually finished, so Ubisoft’s sure to respond positively to the overwhelming demand!
… Sort of. There’s more to the story.
Ubisoft’s representative went on to say:
We are working with the development team to provide you with a new, exclusive demo for the Wii U soon. Stay tuned for more.
That’s… not quite what fans wanted to hear, nor do I imagine they’ll see it as solid response to their demand. It’s also a kick in the nuts to the development team, who according to studio manager Xavier Poix was already under enough crunch time pressure to produce the last several rounds of demos while still keeping the game on a tight schedule to make the Wii U launch window… none of which seems like it matters now.
Does Ubisoft really think it’s going to win back goodwill from its fans this way? The story about the developers’ own internal reactions to the delay has already made its rounds, and I don’t people will be keen on the corporate suits making the beloved development team rush to put together a new demo just to tide over angry Wii U fans. It’s not their fault people are angry about the delay, after all.
Source: Ubisoft on Facebook