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'Rayman Legends' on Xbox One & PS4 was finished in December, says Ubisoft

Ready for more Rayman?
Ready for more Rayman?

Rayman Legends was one of the highest rated games when it debuted last September, and players who are planning on picking it up on Xbox One or PS4, you're in for yet another stellar experience. spoke exclusively with Rayman Legends' lead game designer Emile Morel, and he talked about the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, when development started, ended and some changes they ended up bringing to this new version of Rayman Legends.

"We started working on these next gen versions in July last year, a few weeks before the release of the current gen versions of the game. And we finished in December so it was around 6 months of work for a rather small team. We were very happy with the game we released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC and Vita, so we didn’t want to change anything in our original version.

"And the amazing reaction from the press and gamers when the game was released confirmed that we shouldn’t modify too many aspects in the game. But at the same time were excited to add content that really shows off these next gen versions, to give them a special value.

"So that’s why we added all these new elements to the next gen versions of Rayman Legends: the new playable Heroes (specific to each console), the 'challenges' on Xbox One (a new kind of time limited achievements specific to this console), the Camera Mode on PS4, and the possibility to play the whole game on a Vita connected to your PS4 in Remote Play.

"As soon as we started working on the game, we started developing this new content to make sure it would be in the final game," Morel said.

With the game being largely the same as the version that hit current-generation systems last year, the game promises to deliver the same type of quality. It'll be interesting to see how this new version of the game leverages the social features of the Xbox One and PS4.

Rayman Legends will be launching this Tuesday, Feb. 18th on Xbox One and PS4. We're starting to get closer to a new season of game debuts and launches, but until then, Rayman Legends will no doubt serve as a formidable title.

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