Megabosses and soccer games: how Rayman Legends’ delay has benefitted the game
Every time a game is delayed we hear the same refrain from the game's publisher: "we'll use this extra time to polish the experience and truly make it the best game possible for our fans!" It's a nice thought, but we rarely get to see what happens during the delay that makes that happen.
This piece from Eurogamer is all about what has happened to Rayman Legends since its original release date, and how that has persuaded designer Michel Ancel to embrace the delay. Apparently, he was pretty upset about it originally.
I'd love to see more publishers coming out with information like this. Gamers deserve to know why they've been put on hold, and they deserve at least some assurance that the game wasn't just put on a shelf in order to release in a better fiscal quarter.
From the sound of it, Ubisoft has done a lot of great things for Legends, including making the game far more widely available, adding enormous bosses, and even building a fun soccer mini-game.
Rayman Legends is due out on September 3 in North America.