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Rayman creator founds new studio, will continue working at Ubisoft

Posted on July 31, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Rayman creator Michel Ancel is founding a new studio known as “Wild Sheep”. However, he will continue to work at Ubisoft as well.

Ubisoft Annecy, Paris, and Montpellier managing director Xavier Poix said in a statement:

“Ubisoft Montpellier is a hotbed for artistic game development, including great games like Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil, and Valiant Hearts. We are fortunate to have some of the industry’s finest talents, including Michel Ancel, working with us at our studio. In addition to spending some of his time on this new venture, Michel is leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier, including an extremely ambitious new title that is very close to his and the team’s heart.”

And how about that little game we’ve been waiting years for? You know, Beyond Good & Evil 2?

“In many ways, BG&E is an inimitable game – it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier’s past and future games. It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game. The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we’ll have more to share later, as it progresses.”

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