Rayman creator Michel Ancel says innovation is Nintendo’s greatest strength & weakness
In the latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel discusses his thoughts on Nintendo and why they’re one of his favorite companies in technology. As you know Rayman Legends was originally supposed to be a Wii U exclusive title before Ubisoft decided to delay the title by seven months so Ancel’s team could retool it as a multi-platform release.
“Nintendo’s greatest strength, and its greatest weakness, is innovation. It’s a company that takes a lot of risks. Few people understand that innovation involves risk-taking, because you don’t control everything on the market.
“Today, the biggest surprises seem to come from Nintendo. People may like those surprises or not, but that’s a fact. Miiverse was a surprise, the GamePad was a surprise. What will come next? I can’t wait!”
It’s not surprising to see Ancel’s opinion on Nintendo, considering when it was originally announced that Rayman Legends would be delayed, Ancel campaigned hard to keep the game as a Wii U exclusive. What do you think? Do you share Ancel’s opinion? Let us know in the comments below.