Rayman Origins Was Profitable After All

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  1. Gahars
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    Rayman Origins, a vibrant and charming 2D platformer, was a really, really great game (If you haven't gotten the hint, you should try it out). Unfortunately, Ubisoft decided it would be a wise decision to unceremoniously drop the game in the middle of November (in the midst of Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, etc.).

    I, and a lot of other people apparently, figured that the game was sadly destined for financial failure. However, I am pleasantly surprised to report that the game actually was profitable.

    Source: Gamasutra

    Now, they haven't revealed much in the way of specific details (the game's budget, exact sales figures, etc.), but it's still encouraging news. It's nice to know that when developers experiment and take risks, consumers can take notice. Plus, this might be enough to convince Ubisoft to finally get serious about going forward with that whole Beyond Good & Evil sequel.

    Huh, I guess we can have nice things from time to time. So, Data, care to express my feelings on the subject?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbXKP7zcjNM
     
  2. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    And to think the game hasn't really begun it's journey on portable systems (Vita next week and 3DS 3-20) yet.

    The game could actually be very . . . profitable.

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    You got me going with the Trek reference. :P
     
  3. Fyrus

    Fyrus Artilleur Carmin

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    That's a great game, on par, if not better, than the very first Rayman.
     
  4. X_XSlashX_X

    X_XSlashX_X GBAtemp Regular

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    I haven't had the chance yet to try out this beauty. It looks really amazing, though I haven't played a Rayman platformer since the 1st one on the PS.
     
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    I really want to try this on 3DS. I'm not the biggest Rayman fan, I can't say that the games have really interested me that much. I've never bought a game, or beat one or anything, played them though. But Origins looks waaay too beautiful to pass up.
     
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    I may not be reading between the lines hard enough, but I'm not seeing any confirmation that it has been (past-tense) profitable.

    Just speculation on the future.
     
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    @[member='Rydian']

    I searched around and found this on Joystiq from Alain Martinez, Ubisoft's chief financial officer.

    So the game did, according to Ubisoft, pull in a profit.
     
  8. triassic911

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    I bought this game, and I have YET to pop it into my 360. Gears takes up my time, but I will play it someday. The reviews are what persuaded me on buying it.

    EDIT: Started playing it today. So much fun, especially with co-op. No online co-op though, only local.
     
  9. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    My bestfriend enjoyed this game. Rayman: Origins sequel, anyone ?
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    I'm very glad to hear this news. :)


    And deservedly as well...the game is on par with NSMBW, and in more than a few areas even more fun to play.
     
  11. M[u]ddy

    M[u]ddy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    And not to forget, the PC version which will be released on March the 29th.