Rumor has it that Rayman creator Michel Ancel could be leaving Ubisoft.
Long story short, Ancel would take a few employees with him – maybe five or six staffers – and start up a new project, perhaps with another company. This would provide Ancel with the opportunity to be more creative.
Ubisoft apparently has some idea that Ancel could be heading down a new path. Even if this does happen, the publisher could in some form.
Gamekult, the source of the speculation, also reports that one reason that Rayman Legends went multiplatform is because Nintendo and Ubisoft were unable to reach an agreement when it came to distributing and marketing of the game.
Ubisoft and Ancel are both denying all rumors for now.