Reaffirms Platinum’s Latest Shouldn’t Pull a Rayman
You may recall last week the stir in some gaming circles when Ubisoft not only delayed Rayman Legends, previously scheduled for release on Wii U this month, but yanked the console exclusivity, opting to release on all three major home consoles come September.
It was perceived as a huge doubt of confidence in Nintendo’s new system at a time when it is already struggling, already lacking a ton of of first or third party support this year. It also apparently had some observers of Platinum Games’s upcoming Bayonetta 2, also a Wii U exclusive, wondering if the same move would be made. That prompted Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya, in his unique and arguably sarcastic tone, to respond on Twitter.
“We are a developer. Nintendo are the ones kind enough to fund and publish our projects. So if Nintendo says ‘We are publishing Bayo 2 on PS3/360.’ Then it will happen. So please go ask them, not us,” Kamiya said, according to a translation obtaned by Siliconera.
In short: If Nintendo’s publishing it, it’s staying on a Nintendo system, so XBOX 360 and PS3 owners who were originally upset at the Wii U exclusivity shouldn’t get their hopes up, despite Ubisoft’s decision cutting confidence in Nintendo. It makes Bayonetta 2‘s performance that much more important in preserving the health of the franchise.