|News Success of Rayman: Origins will give "more leeway" to Beyond Good & Evil 2|
|Posted: 11.11.2011 12:24 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Ubisoft senior VP of sales and marketing, Tony Key, says Michel Ancel's new Rayman: Origins performing well will give him "more leeway for other opportunities" like Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Ancel "has to build up his studio," said Key. Beyond Good & Evil's "whimsical style" at the heart of Rayman: Origins and it'll "appeal to more than just younger gamers." BG&E HD doing very well.
Michael Ancel is the creator of Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman. Really they need Origins to do well so he's got the momentum to bolster his studio workforce with more talent.
"Ultimately, Rayman is his original creation, and if all the people that love Beyond Good & Evil understand he is more than a one trick pony... and that if Rayman: Origins does well, it gives him more leeway for other opportunities because he has to build up his studio,” explained Tony Key.
“Just like how Beyond Good & Evil had a whimsical style but included gameplay for adults, Rayman: Origins will appeal to more than just younger gamers.” Origins goes back to its 2D platform roots.
“Beyond Good & Evil HD is doing very well on PSN and Xbox Live and there's a lot of people coming back, and if they choose to do a sequel the audience is bigger than before,” he added. Fans have been waiting for a Beyond Good & Evil sequel for years, and Ubisoft teased a CGI trailer but nothing more came of it.
Ancel has said how he really so that systems were powerful enough to include the wide variety of worlds and environments he wanted. He praised BioWare's Mass Effect for delivering the feeling you were exploring the galaxy. That's what he wants with Beyond Good & Evil 2 - multiple worlds.