Criminally under-appreciated platformer Rayman Legends will get another shot at popularity when it sees release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Feburary 2014. The limbless wonder’s latest title was released back in September for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed the news during the an earnings call on November 12th, according to IGN. During that same call, Guillemot revealed that the title has sold 1 million copies across all platforms so far, and that he expects business to pick up once the next-gen consoles are released.
“The PS4 and Xbox One will be released in a few days’ time and will be a new driving force for the industry. We are confident in our capacity to rise to the short-term challenges posed by the transition phase, thanks to the very high quality of our games, which, combined with the upcoming arrival of the next-generation consoles and the traditional ramp-up of sales during the Christmas season will trigger positive momentum towards the end of the year.”
Additional information about the upcoming next-gen versions of Rayman Legends has not been revealed just yet. As a fan of the game and series in general, I’m obviously hoping for additional content but whether or not Ubisoft will include any remains to be seen.
Hopefully re-releasing the title this early in the lifespan of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will allow Rayman Legends to garner a bigger audience. We loved the game back when we originally reviewed it and the fact that such a highly appreciated title struggled to sell is upsetting. While I’m not too confident that Rayman Legends will sell better on next-gen platforms, the fact that Ubisoft is even releasing it on these systems shows that the company is not giving up on the series yet.
We will have more information on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Rayman Legends when it becomes available. For now though, tell us, is anyone interested in purchasing the title now that it will be in shiny, next-gen mode? Let us know in the comment section below.