Michel Ancel protests Rayman Legends delay

Fans weren't the only ones disappointed by Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends to September. Eurogamer has published images of series creator Michel Ancel standing with Ubisoft Montpellier employees in protest of the slipped date.

The sign reads (in French),"Release Rayman - Support Ubi Montpelier." The speech bubble emerging from Rayman's distraught face reads "SVP," an abbreviation for "Please," and fans in the background hold aloft signs saying "Rayman," "Wii U," "Michel Ancel," and "28/2/13," the game's previous release date.

The mini-demonstration comes a week after an anonymous ex-developer posted a seething response to the news, saying the game was completed for Wii U after months of strenuous crunch. The universal delay is only to get Rayman Legends working on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Ubisoft confirmed, meaning that the strain to meet the original deadline was needless.

You've got to admire Ancel's bravery/foolhardiness--not many developers would stage a public protest to their own bosses' decisions.

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