ZombiU’s unprofitability places the franchise in mothballs; forces a multi-platform release for Rayman Legends

ZombiU’s unprofitability places the franchise in mothballs; forces a multi-platform release for Rayman Legends


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Game Info

GAME NAME: ZombiU

DEVELOPER(S): Ubisoft Montpellier

PUBLISHER(S): Ubisoft

PLATFORM(S): WiiU

GENRE(S): Survival Horror

RELEASE DATE(S): 30 November 2012

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Game Info

GAME NAME: Rayman Legends

DEVELOPER(S): Ubisoft Montpellier

PUBLISHER(S): Ubisoft

PLATFORM(S): PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS Vita

GENRE(S): Platformer

RELEASE DATE(S): 29 August 2013

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Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that ZombiU's poor performance means that the game doesn't have a sequel planned, and that its low sales have basically forced the company to release Rayman Legends -- once a Wii U exclusive -- on multiple platforms.

Rayman Legends' multi-platform release on Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 will "ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience," Guillemot said.

"We hope it will take off," Guillemot continued, speaking of the Wii U itself. "At the moment, we've said, 'Let's do through Christmas and see where we are from there.'"

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