Michel Ancel, the creator behind the critically acclaimed Beyond Good & Evil series, has formed his own company in the shape of developer Wild Sheep Studio.
Despite the formation of a new studio, Ancel, who also worked on the venerable and much-loved Rayman franchise, will remain at Ubisoft.
Furthermore, it has been confirmed that Ancel and his team of 13 staff are in fact beavering away on a sequel to Beyond Good & Evil, which was originally released in 2003 and became a cult hit among gamers.
The game has been lingering in development hell since its announcement way back in 2008, though Ubisoft has always maintained the title would be released for next-generation consoles -- i.e., PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Ubisoft commented:
"In many ways, BG&E is an inimitable game - it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier's past and future games. It's still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they're developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game. The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we'll have more to share later, as it progresses."
Stay tuned to PSU for more details.