Michel Ancel Small

Ubisoft's decision to hold back the Wii U version of Rayman Legends to facilitate a multi-platform launch has caused quite a bit of ill-feeling, but if this latest rumour is to be believed, it could end up costing the French publisher one of its most talented staffers.

French site GameKult has reported that Rayman creator Michel Ancel and a handful of other staff members are considering the idea of leaving Ubisoft once Rayman Legends is finished. The reason appears to be a desire for more creative freedom.

Of course, if this rumour is true, there's nothing to suggest that the delay of Legends is the cause — Ancel might genuinely want to strike out on his own. According to GameKult, Ubisoft has denied the report.

Would you like to see Ancel gain more independence, or do you think he should remain loyal to the company which has given him the chance to bring his ideas to a global audience? Drop a comment to let us know.

[via gamekult.com]