Ancel has also spoken out quite vocally against Ubisoft's decision to delay the Wii U version of Rayman Legends weeks before it's original release date. Allegedly, he even threatened to leave the company over it.
Rayman suffered more meddling when Rayman Legends was delayed for a September 2013 release to make it Multi-Platform. Unfortunately, this means that it will be against other blockbusters, Grand Theft Auto V being the most notable out of them.
What Could Have Been: Rayman 2 was originally going to be a 2D sidescroller like Rayman, but perhaps most infamous is the drastic change in Rayman Raving Rabbids from a platformer to a pack of minigames.
The original concept of the franchise was that Rayman is a ten-year-old kid named Jimmy, who got sucked into Hereitscool, a world he has created in his computer.