Rayman Legends: No PS3-to-PS4 upgrade offer will be available

If you own the PS3 version of the game you'll still have to pay full price for the PS4 iteration; Ubisoft also teases 3D Rayman title.

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If you own the PlayStation 3 version of Rayman Legends, you won't be able to get the PlayStation 4 version at a discounted rate. Ubisoft confirmed on the PlayStation Blog today that the publisher will not offer any kind of upgrade program for the game.

The same is likely true for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game. Various upgrade offers were in place for big-budget games like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Call of Duty: Ghosts, where players could buy the PS3/Xbox 360 version of the game and then upgrade to the PS4/Xbox One version for a fee--typically $10.

Also on the PlayStation Blog, senior game designer Emile Morel teased that a new 3D Rayman title might be in the works.

"It is very possible that Rayman will be in 3D again one day," Morel said. "After all, the series began in 2D, and then the games were made in 3D, and finally went back to 2D with recent titles--this is a story cycle and I think that all forms are possible in the future of the series!"

That's no doubt good news for fans who might not have enjoyed the 2D Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, the most recent entries in the core series.

Finally, Morel said rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) will not appear as a playable character in Rayman Legends, despite being featured in one trailer for the game.

Rayman Legends for PS4 and Xbox One, which launches next week, features sharper visuals than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. And thanks to the power of both consoles, the game on PS4 and Xbox One will do away with loading times when players enter or exit a level.

Check out our past coverage of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Rayman Legends for more on the numerous features and content not found in the other versions.

Discussion

53 comments
TheQue
TheQue

I absolutely love both origins and legends and plan to pick up legends again. 

its one of the few games out there that hasn't sold itself out with forced multiplayer, dlc, season passes etc

hadlee73
hadlee73

I won't be buying it for a second time for PS4, which probably won't matter as it will likely end up on PS Plus at some point anyway.

Fantasticus
Fantasticus

i love this game! along w/ rayman origins. they're such a blast to play BUT... i won't be buying it again for my ps4. nope. nuh uh. no can do

divinejester
divinejester

If this game was a free download on psn or live, I would not waste the harddrive space on it, so this news is meh.

haze0986
haze0986

simple solution, dont buy the next gen version, for a company to be that greedy is just sad, they would do it with ac bf but not rayman?

19James89
19James89

Ubisoft are desperate for money. 

Barighm
Barighm

And now you really know why publishers don't like backwards compatibility: they would rather charge for a port then make it a default feature.

jharring
jharring

"That's no doubt good news for fans who might not have enjoyed the 2D Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, the most recent entries in the core series."

Well, those people are dead inside.

pyro1245
pyro1245

Really appreciate the new Rayman games, Ubi. Maybe now it's time to try another 3d one.

PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

As much as I did enjoy Rayman Legends, there is no bloody way I am paying full price to play it again, even if it is a bit prettier

kane6911
kane6911

if anybody finds this game good something is wrong with your brain.

Talavaj
Talavaj

The question is, if you own a version for PS3 why exactly would you want another for PS4 ?

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Gotta love the milking of a great franchise. The least you could have done was let previous owners do the upgrade for the small fee. Ubisoft you're so lame.

khuzko
khuzko

very saddening news - I have lost the will to live

RobDev
RobDev

@haze0986  ac was a launch game. They did with with most of the launch games as an incentive to get the get the game before the console and then update it. So that you didn;t need to wait for the console to be released to get the next gen version when it was.When exactly do you think they should stop offering this deal? there will be 50/100 games launched on both consoles this year. should they all get the update option.

RobDev
RobDev

@kane6911  i think you need to work on your trolling, it sucks!

rosalintendo
rosalintendo

@kane6911  If anyone finds your comment good, there's something wrong with their brain.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@ExplicitMike Porting to a new system is milking now?


I think you're just milking the term 'milking'. 

dotWithShoes
dotWithShoes

@ExplicitMike  Why? I don't understand the logic in doing this? I mean, if I buy a 2013 model car, should I be able to upgrade to a 2014 model car cheaper? 


I understand yeah, trading in the ps3 version for the ps4 version. But I don't understand the logic in what you are saying. 

Riddick123
Riddick123

@khuzko  I think that has more something to do with wanting to be in the Titanfall beta for Valentine's day.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

@khuzko LMAO!!! Please don't do it. Keep your chin up. I know it will be okay... sooomehow...

haze0986
haze0986

@dotWithShoes @ExplicitMike  another analogy that doesnt fit, its not a car its a game....common sense says they arent the same, a 2013 camry isnt the same as a 2014 so why would they let you upgrade? the game is the same for both systems so why wouldnt they do an upgrade option

tom2750
tom2750

@kane6911 @rosalintendo  what that crappy ryse game or that mediocre cod clone with robots coming out the Xbox one doesn't have any better games then the PS4 and the games coming to the PS4 are better then the ones coming to the Xbox one

dotWithShoes
dotWithShoes

@haze0986 Im not saying they are the same thing. What I'm saying is what people are asking for is the same thing. Why should I be entitled to something cheaper, just because I bought it once already. In that case, if I bought the ps3 version, I should be entitled to the Xbox 360 version as a discounted price, should I not?

khuzko
khuzko

@Riddick123 @khuzko  stupidsfall