Rayman Legends is being ported to older systems — just like every 3rd party game for the PS4 and next Xbox will.
Crappy Treatment From 3rd Parties
Wii U owners were up in arms last month when Ubisoft announced that it was delaying the once-exclusive Rayman Legends so it could port the game to the Xbox 360 and PS3. People planning to buy Microsoft and Sony’s “next gen” systems better get used to this, because it’s going to be the situation with every single 3rd party game for at least a year after launch.
Every major 3rd party game for the PS4 and next Xbox will also have a PS3 and/or Xbox 360 version. The “next gen” versions will have only marginally better graphics and tacked on “social features” to set them apart. 3rd parties are going to play it conservative and do next to nothing to push next gen consoles unless the console owner is footing the bill (like Nintendo is with Platinum Games and Bayonetta 2).
Slow, Buggy Operating Systems
Sony (and Microsoft as well, if rumors are true) have backed away from plans to block used games, and won’t require their systems to always be online, but make no mistake, the operating systems for the PS4 and next Xbox are going to be more complex than ever, and that’s going to lead to problems.
Just saying, this may not be maxing out the PS4′s capabilities.
Don’t Expect Developers To “Figure Out” These Systems Any Time Soon
It always takes a while before developers learn how to take full advantage of new consoles, and this upcoming generation that process will be slower than ever. It’ll be years before the Wii U GamePad or the extra power of the PS4 is used to its full potential.
Half the video game industry has just barely figured out how to make money on the current generation of consoles. The other half is more interested in pursuing 99-cent phone games. There isn’t going to be much resolve to really push innovation on these new consoles. You’re going to be waiting a while for truly groundbreaking games.
So take it easy on the Wii U. Its launch may have been troubled, but it’s also probably a harbinger of things to come.