Rayman Creator Opens New Studio, Will Still Work for Ubisoft
Game Informer reports that Michel Ancel has opened Wild Sheep, a new and independent development studio. Ancel will continue to work at Ubisoft while concurrently working at Wild Sheep.
“Ubisoft Montpellier is a hotbed for artistic game development, including great games like Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil, and Valiant Hearts,” said Ubisoft managing director Xavier Poix.
“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.”
Hopefully, Poix’s quote is in reference to Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Excellente news. Michel Ancel vient d'annoncer sa participartion à la création d'un nouveau studio Wild Sheep, tout en continuant chez Ubi.
— Olivier Bal (@Olivier_Bal) July 31, 2014