This is one way to get attention… or get yourself fired!
In a very surprising move (following a just as surprising decision), game industry legend (and Rayman creator) Michel Ancel and the Rayman Legends development team at Ubisoft Montpelier have appeared in a series of photos, seemingly to protest the delay of their game on Wii U.
It’s unclear where the photos originated, or who the people in the photo are, but the message (and visage of Ancel) are plain to see, with drawings of a sobbing Rayman and the words:
“Release Rayman. Support Ubisoft Montpelier.”
This ‘protest’ follows the decision by Ubisoft to delay the release of Rayman Legends on Wii U in favour of a multiplatform release of the cartoon action platformer in September. Responding to Wii U owners’ rage at the development, Ubisoft tried to appease fans by promising a Wii U-exclusive Rayman Legends demo, but this only fed the fires of their rage.
Why would the creators of Rayman Legends protest the game’s delay? Surely they of all people would want to see their work heading into the hands of as many gamers as possible?
Under the circumstances, the last thing these developers would want to see is a last minute delay having worked tirelessly to get the game ready for its intended February 28th launch day. After crunching for months to hit the date, Ubisoft’s decision to delay the release for business reasons must have come as very unwelcome news indeed.
We hope to find out more about this mock protest by Ancel and the developers soon, we’ll let you know when we do.