Michel Ancel, the creator of Ubisoft’s successful platformer franchise Rayman, has revealed an unfinished Rayman game that was being developed for the SNES. The decision was made during development to move over to CD-based media, and in 1995 Rayman was instead released for the Atari Jaguar and the original PlayStation.
Ancel revealed the forgotten piece of gaming lore on his Instagram, saying: “We have found the old unique Rayman SNES ROM !!!! It was sleeping for 24 years ….. Time to wake it up !!!!”
Amongst Ancel’s posts were other pictured of the game running on the SNES, which you can see here:
Ancel added: “It’s working !!!! 4 people in the world have seen this . We thought it was lost , but somewhere in the cold electronic circuit, something was still alive, and running at full 60fps !!! should do a Switch version of this.”
He had earlier shed some light on this version of the game saying, “The game was playable on the Super Nintendo console but was never finished + We’ve lost the build . All these pixels are lost , like tears in the rain …”
Was it just be a joke? Or could Ancel be thinking about either a Nintendo Switch version, or a Rayman game in general for Nintendo’s new platform?