Gamekult Rumour: Michel Ancel may leave Ubisoft after Rayman Legends

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  1. soulx
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    http://www.gamekult.com/actu/michel-ancel-pourrait-quitter-ubisoft-A107463.html

    If this is true, I can't really blame him. Ubisoft has been treating the devs like shit throughout this Rayman Legends debacle.
     
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    I guess he just can't stand being Ancel-lary anymore.
     
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    Interesting rumors are still rumours, no matter how you look at it (or whether you write it the US or UK way).
     
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    I guess he's uber-soft about being with Ubisoft.
     
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    What is going to happen to beyond good and evil 2?
     
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    It seems the February release CAncel hit him in a ubisoft spot.
    Seriously though, wouldn't really blame him, what Ubisoft did to the workers was pretty unfair.
     
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    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Seriously, you all suck at puns, so stay on topic.

    Anyway, I hope he pulls the whole studio with him, they are a good team who have done some great work, and their skills would be better harnessed making a game for a publisher and a platform that gives them creative freedom.
     
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    Just let Gahars do the puns because you lot are just weak as piss at it.

    Not sure if this will be a blow for Ubiosft, while Ancel has done some of the best games for them...they've not really sold as well. I'd like to see him leave personally so he has freedom to do what he likes but at the same time this does mean that Ubisoft would probably get some hack to do Rayman or Beyond Good & Evil 2.

    Also King Kong for GC/PS2/Xbox/360 was an extremely well made game.
     
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    I think Ubisoft gave them a lot of creative freedom for actually greenlighting Rayman Origins and, even more so, greenlighting its sequel. I mean Ubisoft could just cut those games and focus on their million-selling games like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry but they still invest in smaller, less successful-but-critically acclaimed games like Rayman and even giving the go ahead for Beyond Good and Evil 2 (which is in a bit of a limbo but that's because the team went to work on Rayman Origins).
     
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    Or Ancel-ebrated.
     
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    Totally underappreciated game, finished it - and still never seen the Peter Jackson movie lol

    And I was gonna Like Gahars pun post until I saw the monsters he created haha
     
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    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    But Rayman needed a good quality reboot, it's a very popular series and was in need of some serious overhauling in order to get it to sell. The fact that Origins, which was an extremely well made game (albeit frustrating at times), came out for so many platforms shows just how much exposure it needed to regenerate interest in the franchise. Really, we hadn't seen a good Rayman game in quite some time prior to Origins. Now we are seeing the game brought back to life in the traditional side scrolling format which I think was done out of necessity rather then making it playable on every platform on the market because I think a 3D Rayman game would have probably flopped hard in terms of reviews and sales.
     

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