Ubisoft announced Rayman Legends would be a Wii U exclusive shortly after E3 earlier this year. Although the game does have many Wii U specific gameplay features many were confused by Ubisoft’s choice. Chris McEntee, designer on the upcoming Rayman sequel, explained it is certainly possible to have the game go cross platform, but to do that would mean asking to much from potential buyers.
“Well, technically we could do it with SmartGlass [for Xbox 360] and with the Vita being linked to the PlayStation 3. The possibility could be there, but we chose to really focus on Wii U specifically because it has a special toolset, and because everyone that buys it gets what they need to play the game.”
“We don’t want to have the player dependent on other technology that they have to purchase to make sure they can play the full experience. Here you buy the Wii U system, you buy the game, and you can experience all of the content without extras. And we didn’t want to give somebody half of the experience just for the sake of getting it out on another console. We want the player to get everything that we have to offer them from this game.”
-Chris McEntee, Ubisoft designer