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The creator of Rayman, Michel Ancel, may move away from the franchise to focus on other projects, telling VideoGamer.com that he’s never said he “want(s) to work on Rayman forever” and believes that the Rayman series is in a position where it could continue on without him.
“As artists, we don’t have the control of everything. Of course, as creators we are a bit selfish. When we heard about the delay we were like, ‘No! We want our game to be released, to let people play the game’. It was a misunderstanding because when we heard about [the delay] it was very brutal. Just suddenly this happened, but after talking more and more we understood better the things behind the decision.”
“I’ve made the Rayman world so that we do things that the fans would make us want to do. We are led by the fans and we try to have a world where it’s not about realism. If it’s a funny idea, let’s do it. I don’t say I want to work on Rayman forever, but now it’s on a good way to continue by itself.”
Ancel is worked on many games over the years such as, Tonic Trouble (1998), Rayman (1995), Rayman: The Great Escape (1999)and Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005). His next title, Rayman Legends launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PlayStation Vita on August 30.