According to a report from IGN on Thursday, Ubisoft has revealed that the originally announced Wii U exclusive will now be ported over to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s French studios, talked about the fan outcry that contributed to them ultimately changing their minds.
"When we saw all the comments when we announced the game would be focused on Wii U, all of the people that have both the PlayStation 3 and 360 were really disappointed.
"So we thought it was making more sense to also bring the game to where it was originally from. That means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So we decided to go for a multiplatform launch simultaneously," Poix said.
Poix went on to talk about how the Wii U's exclusive features will remain with the system, and then acknowledged that those who ended up playing "Origins" will surely enjoy "Legends."
"It’s a different kind of experience if you have the Wii U.
"Obviously there will be cooperation on the PS3 and 360, but on the Wii U there is still this magic of having one player that can play on one system with a new experience and the other on the usual game pad. That stays a Wii U exclusive for sure, by definition.
"If they loved the 'Origins' experience, it’s close to the same kind of feeling but with a level of immersion and brand new settings that haven’t been seen before. We have other features that I can’t disclose right now, but it’s really a brand new game.
"Even in terms of visuals, we built our own engine in terms of lighting, in terms of having 3D elements so you can have dragons that fly from far to go in your face and back. It’s a unique kind of 2D platforming experience," Poix said.
"Rayman Legends" will be releasing this coming September and will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.