Rumor: Michael Ancel considering parting ways with Ubisoft
While Sony and the Playstation 4 announcement dominated the news last week, a new rumor has surfaced that Michael Ancel–creator of the Rayman series–will be leaving Ubisoft after the whole Rayman Legends fiasco.
The decision to delay Rayman Legends until fall 2013 has caused a lot of fans to be upset, including the game’s own developer. According to French website Gamekult, Ancel has stated that his team from Montpelier plan to break away from Ubisoft after the release of the game. The website mentions that the break will be an amicable one and that Ancel will remain tied to Rayman while working on his next project.
It’s interesting to note that even the developer of Rayman Legends knows what an incredibly lame decision it was of Ubisoft to delay a game that was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive. During the start of the fiasco I encouraged you guys to be angry with Ubisoft over the delay and not the developers and this action just goes to show you that the developer wants the same thing as consumers and is subject to publisher whims.