Game development legend Michel Ancel, best known as the creator of the Rayman series, has announced his retirement from the industry today.

Ancel shared the news on his personal Instagram account, telling fans that he's decided to stop working on games to focus on his second passion, wildlife. "My new project takes place in the real world and consists in a wildlife open sanctuary dedicated to education, nature lovers and wild animals," he said.

He goes on to confirm that both WiLD and Beyond Good & Evil 2, two titles previously under his supervision, are "going super well", and that fans of the two games shouldn't be worried.

Everyone here at Nintendo Life wishes you the very best in your new journey, Michel. Congratulations on a wonderful career in the industry.

[source instagram.com]