A little something to make the delay easier.
The good news was that Rayman Legends would no longer be a WiiU exclusive. The bad news was that the development team had been working in full crunch mode, sacrificing their personal lives, only to be told “Sucks to be you!” by a nonsensical business decision to delay the game’s release to coincide with the PS3 and 360 versions. Crazy-long hours of work for months on end, right through the holiday season, sacrificing family time in order to meet a deadline that, as it turns out, doesn’t actually exist? Ubisoft has admitted the game is 100%, and only held back so all three versions can come out together. The reason other industries have developed unions is to prevent that kind of abuse.
According to a new video released today, however, the delay time is going to be put to good use after all. Not only are new characters, bosses, and levels going to be added, Ubisoft is going to release the Rayman Legends Online Challenge Mode for free, exclusively on WiiU. Whether this is to apologize to fans for the delay or prevent Michel Ancel’s team from setting the Ubisoft management team on fire is hard to say, but the important thing is they’re trying to make it up to everyone. The Online Challenge Mode will be available in April, giving everyone a giant, full-featured chunk of competitive gaming.