The delay of Rayman Legends has soured the opinion of Ubisoft in many gamer’s eyes, despite Ubisoft being the only third-party developer that has truly embraced the Wii U. Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Xavier Poix says selling a new way to play can take time but Ubisoft is behind Nintendo in its efforts:
“Selling a new way of playing can take some time, and we know the power of the brands from Nintendo and we know from the fans that the majority of what will be the system sellers are not yet available. And on our side, Rayman will be one of them for sure. We really expect Rayman to be a huge system seller on the console.”
It’s interesting to note that Ubisoft has displayed great faith in the console and will continue to do so, as upcoming major releases like Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4 will be available on the Wii U right alongside the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Now if we could only get EA to embrace Nintendo as Ubisoft has, third-party support would finally come around.