Rayman Legends PS4/Xbox One Release Date Moved Up; Game Runs at 1080p/60fps, Has No Load Times

Originally scheduled to release on February 25th/27th/28th, Ubisoft has announced that the PS4 and Xbox One version of Rayman Legends will now be out on February 18th in North America, February 20th in Europe, and February 21st in the UK.

For a little bit more information on this new-gen version of Rayman Legends, the Ubi Blog spoke with Lead Game Designer Emile Morel, where he detailed everything added to the PS4 version:

Right away we saw how the PS4 touch pad could be a great tool to show players all the amazing details our artists have put inside the visuals and the animations of the game. That’s why we created the Camera Mode using this touch pad. By pressing the touch pad once, you freeze the game and enter Camera Mode. In this mode, by moving your fingers on the touch pad you can zoom in and out and also pan to adjust the frame. When you’re happy with your picture, you just have to press the Share button on the PS4 controller to share this picture with everyone. This mode is a great way to pause the game to look at all the amazing details the game contains and it’s also a great tool to be creative and build amazing pictures with all the elements you have in the game.

We are also using the touch pad of the PS4 controller to allow the player to scratch lucky tickets in the game. Using your fingers to scratch these tickets feels, of course, very natural, just like scratching an actual lottery ticket. You even hear the scratching sound coming out of the PS4 controller.

On PS4, you’ll also have the possibility to play the full game in Remote Play on a PlayStation Vita connected to your PS4. So even if someone wants to watch TV, you’ll be able to continue playing the game on your PS Vita.

Looking at the game itself, the PS4 and Xbox One’s power has allowed them to display the game’s textures without any compression, creating sharper visuals and offering up more detail. As well, loading times have been eliminated when entering or exiting a level, jumping into a painting “immediately” starts the level, and Rayman Legends runs at 1080p/60fps.

If you want to pre-order Rayman Legends, Amazon.com currently has it for a very cheap $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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