An iconic character from the gaming industry, Rayman creator Michel Ancel retired from Ubisoft and gaming industry. He has been in the industry for over 30 years. Ancel announced his retirement from his Instagram account. He said: “My new project takes place in the real world. And consists of a wildlife open sanctuary dedicated to education, nature lovers, and wild animals.”
Ubisoft also announced his retirement by saying:. “A nature-lover, Michel has been working on a personal project dedicated to the protection of wildlife for a long time. This project, a wildlife sanctuary in the region of Montpellier, France, is now growing in scope. So he wishes to put his full effort into this longstanding passion. Michel is at the origin of some of Ubisoft and the video game industry’s most beloved franchises, including Rayman, the Raving Rabbids and Beyond Good and Evil, whose second opus, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently in development.”
Rayman Creator Michel Ancel Leaves Gaming Industry
“The teams at Ubisoft Montpellier are currently focusing on the main stages of production, aligned with the vision set out by Michel. They will have more to share with their community of fans in the months to come. We would like to thank Michel for the incredible creative vision he has brought to Ubisoft over the course of his career. And we wish him all the best for this new venture.”
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development, so we expect that there might be some changes without Ancel. Stay tuned, enjoy.