Michel Ancel decided to stop making video games

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Michel Ancel decided to stop making video games

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CFRbPpnqCxu/

Honestly heartbreaking, and i dont know what to think

I hope hell follow his new passion though, best of luck to him

But what will happen to rayman now?
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remember rayman 3 was made moslty without his involvement and even he mentioned that.. but either way this sucks
im so tired of rayman tbh like i miss actually playing the games (since i havent much at all in a while) but im utterly tired of waiting and hoping for anything only to be screwed over time and time again. it just leads to disappointment every dam time
and yet i cant find myself being too upset over this news. i guess you dont feel that upset if you just dont care that much anymore! ive just lost a lot of passion for rayman lately due to a combination of stuff including constantly being screwed over
i dont even know what this ramble was about im sorry i guess i just snapped a little. and i wish ancel luck in animal care now
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Man, this is really happening isn’t it... :cry:

I do wish him the best of luck though.
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Re: Micel Ancel decided to stop making video games

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A strange decision for someone involved in the mid of two projects. Of course, Rayman can be developed without him, but I doubt whether Ubisoft can make games nowadays (their creative level has dropped very low, ideas are recycled or copied from other games, the latest titles from Ubi Forward are excellent examples). Maybe Ancel will share more information about his works, as he is now independent of the company.
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he did say bge2 and wild are gonna go on without him as development is going smoothly independently apparently so theres that i guess
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It is kind of sad to hear that, specially considering that at one point he showed interest in working on Rayman again, but at the same time I wish him the best of luck in his new projects. A new Rayman game can be made without him, but I wonder if there is anyone in Ubisoft that has the passion to make a new Rayman game that isn't a cash grab.
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I was under the impression that Ancel had given up on ever working on a new (main series) Rayman game since 2005 (or, arguably, even 1999) so I can't see this as changing anything at all. At least he's clarified the situation now, and I wish all all the best in his new endeavors.

As for the series, it certainly is dead, but it was already, so it's just a matter of whether one day Ubisoft will decide to revive it. Judging from the current situation, this is clearly not their plan for now.
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If I was expecting to read this...
2020 is really a mad year... :(

But the choice is yours, Mr Ancel, and I wish you all the best for this new adventure in wild life. :up:

Despite what he said about Wild and Beyond Good and Evil 2, I have a bad feeling about the future of these games without him... :?

Concerning Rayman... Well, Rayman 3 proved we can create a pretty good Rayman game without Michel Ancel (well, almost, since he was a little implicated in the project).
If Ubisoft decide to create a new Rayman game as ambitious has the original trilogy or the UbiArt trilogy (I insist on that IF), let's hope it will involve a team as passionate as the Rayman 3 one.

And let's not forget Frédéric Houde, the other creator of Rayman, who still works at Ubisoft Montpellier (on BGE2, for now).
Maybe he will bring us a good surprise in a few years?
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Id say the best shot on a new rayman game would be the same devs as rayman 3, ubisoft paris iirc

But...i doubt ill happen
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Hunchman801 wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:36 pm I was under the impression that Ancel had given up on ever working on a new (main series) Rayman game since 2005 (or, arguably, even 1999) so I can't see this as changing anything at all. At least he's clarified the situation now, and I wish all all the best in his new endeavors.

As for the series, it certainly is dead, but it was already, so it's just a matter of whether one day Ubisoft will decide to revive it. Judging from the current situation, this is clearly not their plan for now.
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For some reason I don't feel that surprised. He's been doing this a long time, and I can see why he'd want to retire. I wish him the best of luck!
boomboleros7 wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:04 pm Despite what he said about Wild and Beyond Good and Evil 2, I have a bad feeling about the future of these games without him... :?
Yep. I'm now pretty much saying goodbye to the prospect of actually enjoying BG&E2, if I ever even buy it. :( And of course that's the end of BG&E3, the originally-planned sequel to the original – dammit! :x
Hunchman801 wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:36 pm As for the series, it certainly is dead, but it was already, so it's just a matter of whether one day Ubisoft will decide to revive it. Judging from the current situation, this is clearly not their plan for now.
QFT. Doesn't bother me much anyway, since no promise that I can recall has been broken by anyone (apart from the whole platformer thing way back in 2006), and neither Michel nor Ubisoft owes us (or any fandom) anything.

On the bright side, the modding scene for Rayman is in a better shape than it's ever been, Rayman Redemption has come out recently (and will be followed by ReDesigner), and Revenge of the Dark and other magnificent fangames are still being worked on. Who needs official content! :hinhin:
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I can't wait to see how those fangames turn out. As long as those games are around, I won't get bored of Rayman that easily! Of course there's the originals nad ubiart games also for me to look forward to.
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Sadly, to me, the fangames can never reach the same qualety as an officialy published game
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Why not? Would you not say that Rayman Redemption's quality equalled or surpassed the original? A lot of fans sure would say that.
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Re: Michel Ancel decided to stop making video games

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Because personaly, fan games always have some stuff that just feels...out of place
Or dont have enough polish (depends)

Or smaller stuff like not being on console, which makes sense
Or missing multiple languages (idk if redemption has any other than english)
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Yeah, you're right about the languages. It feels weird having a Rayman game without French as an option…
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I know that my copy of Rayman 2 for PS1 doesn't have French either. :mefiant:
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:sad:
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Alexinator wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 am:sad:
So true... :sad:

When it comes to how BG&E2 and Wild are finished is one thing, but what it means for Rayman is another.
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Re: Michel Ancel decided to stop making video games

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I guess he just want a break not retire
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