Update 2 (Fri 25th Sep, 2020 11:45 BST): Ubisoft Montpellier has now uploaded a second post, apologising for the first.
“You may have recently seen a post on our page that includes visuals from Rayman and may be confusing,” it reads. “We have no information to share at this time regarding the Rayman license. We would like to apologize for this misunderstanding.”
Update (Fri 25th Sep, 2020 11:15 BST): And just like that, Ubisoft has decided to remove the Facebook post. Fans commenting on the post were getting excited over the potential for what the concept art could be relating to, with Ubisoft feeling the need to reply to each user to clarify that it isn’t a new game.
Perhaps Ubisoft felt it safer to remove the post altogether, rather than cause too much excitement?
We’ve managed to salvage both pieces of art from the post:
Original Article: It would appear that developer and publisher Ubisoft has begun teasing a new project relating to Rayman.
Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio most associated with Rayman’s development, has shared a couple of photographs to Facebook this morning. They appear to show a sketch of Rayman’s head alongside various pieces of concept art.
The post reads, “Something is coming in Montpellier’s studio …What could happen in your opinion? Clue: No this is not a new game.”
Naturally, it’s too early to tell just what this new project will involve, but Ubisoft has warned that it is not relating to a new game. Interestingly, the post arrives just a week after Rayman’s original creator, Michel Ancel, announced his retirement from the industry.
Amazingly, it’s been seven years since the last major Rayman release, when the excellent Rayman Legends first appeared on Wii U and other platforms. Of course, that game has since been re-released on Switch as a Definitive Edition, but fans of Rayman’s fantastical world have had quite a wait between brand new entries.
So if it’s not a new game, what else could it be? Feel free to share your guesses in the comments below.