Update 2 (Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:45 AM BST): Ubisoft Montpellier has now uploaded a second post and apologized for the first.
“You may have seen a post on our site recently that has pictures of Rayman and it may be confusing,” it says. “We currently have no information on the Rayman license. We apologize for this misunderstanding.”
Update (Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:15 AM BST): And that’s exactly how Ubisoft decided to remove the Facebook post. Fans who commented on the post were thrilled with the potential that Concept Art could relate to, and Ubisoft felt the need to respond to every user to make it clear that this was not a new game.
Perhaps Ubisoft thought it safer to remove the post entirely than to cause too much fuss?
We managed to save both works of art from the post office:
Original article: It seems that developer and publisher Ubisoft has started teasing a new project Rayman.
Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio most associated with Rayman’s development, shared a few photos on Facebook this morning. They seem to show a sketch of Rayman’s head alongside various concepts.
The entry reads: “Something is coming in Montpellier’s studio … What do you think could happen? Note: No, this is not a new game.”
Of course, it’s too early to say what this new project will entail, but Ubisoft has warned that this is not a new game. Interestingly, the mail comes just a week after Rayman’s original creator Michel Ancel announced his retirement from the industry.
Amazingly, it has been seven years since Rayman’s last major release when the excellent one Rayman legends first appeared on Wii U and other platforms. Of course, this game has since been released on Switch as Definitive edition, but fans of Rayman’s fantastic world have waited quite a long time 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.