Submitted by Gekko 950d ago | news

Ubisoft Denies Reports That Rayman And Beyond Good & Evil Creator Michel Ancel Is Quitting

Tom Phillips: ''Ubisoft France has denied reports that Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel and other members of his development team are quitting the company.'' (Michael Ancel, PS3, Rayman Origins, Wii U, Xbox 360)

matgrowcott  +   950d ago
After the Rayman nonsense and potentially cancelling BGaE2, it really wouldn't surprise me.

Build an entirely new series and have it cancelled after years of development or move on to something new? Sometimes you just have to take a stand.
Link079  +   950d ago
I think he is joining Nintendo ? or why would he talk wiiu up so much and also that protest that was his love for the wiiu console,and him expressing that the wiiu deserves this game now attitude makes me think he loves Nintendo at the present.
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lizard81288  +   950d ago
I would be Nintendo would treat him better than ubisoft would.
DivineAssault  +   950d ago
Developers have it rough sometimes.. Big name publishers put time limits & resource caps on all your projects... I know ive read articles about companies like EA making developers want to quit because of the way they force em to do things in a short time frame.. Then the publishers fire the development teams for releasing a 1/2 assed project.. Id rather wait for a fully polished & completed game than receive a buggy game with potential but is mediocre in the end..
cleft5  +   950d ago
I could see this guy leaving and forming his own studio. I can easily see him getting work as a second party developer. Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft would be crazy not to cut a deal with this guy. I would love to see him get to make a game of his choosing with full control over the IP.
Soldierone  +   950d ago
Ubisoft is too busy milking things when they have great games like Beyond Good and Evil to release.....
PopRocks359  +   950d ago
Keep in mind, this is a business. I'm not condoning them putting so much focus on AC and Rabbids, but unfortunately those are the games that make them money. From what I remember, Beyond Good & Evil did not make a whole lot of money, so Ubisoft is waiting for a cult following to make a potential sequel more profitable. And unfortunately in this business the only way to keep rolling is to make money.

Unfortunately, they've waited so long that I'm not sure said following would even care at this point without the right kind of hype. They've dilly-dallied around it so much that many have lost faith that the game will even see the light of day.
matgrowcott  +   950d ago
The HD re-release was the chance for the fans to show how much they were willing to spend on a game and my guess is that is fell short. I suppose that's a fair enough reason for cancelling a game that's already taken hundreds of years of man hours and millions of dollars.
Soldierone  +   950d ago
According to them, its not cancelled. It's going to be released for next generation consoles, and WiiU.

They just won't put the proper teams to it, and thats my problem. They let a very small team work on the game, and then constantly tear the team apart and shrink it, so its taking way too long.

You don't get games like Assassins creed without taking risks to make it in the first place. A good game with good marketing will sell perfectly fine. They even had games like Rainbow Six that did have good sales, but they left those behind too.

And the "milking" is destroying their strong franchises.
FarCryLover182  +   950d ago
He will leave..... join a new studio....... then Ubisoft buys the studio. A Patrice situation all over again.
lovegames718  +   950d ago
I would talk up any system or company if the benefits and money was right lol
ShaunCameron  +   950d ago
It must be the Rayman Legends debacle.

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