Industry icon Michel Ancel has officially retired from game development after more than 30 years in the industry. The Rayman creator confirmed the news on Instagram, explaining that he’ll be focusing full-time on his other passion: wild life. “My new project takes place in the real world and consists in a wild life open sanctuary dedicated to education, nature lovers, and wild animals,” he wrote.
So what does this mean for Ancel’s two hotly anticipated titles? Well, firstly, long-awaited PlayStation 4 exclusive WiLD and sequel Beyond Good & Evil 2 are apparently still in development, and there will be “beautiful things to be seen soon”. We’ll try and chase up both Sony and Ubisoft to see if we can get an update on the projects, but we imagine there will be some changes without Ancel at the helm.