Survival adventure game WiLD has reportedly been shut down by Sony after years in development. It looks like Michel Ancel “abandoned’ the project, which should have come out exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Journalist Jeff Grubb provided this information in a Giant Bomb video, saying that “there is no WiLD anymore.”
“I think Michel Ancel abandoned the project… he’s not working on it anymore, the project got shut down. The team that was working on it was looking at maybe trying to stay together and work on other projects,” Grubb said, according to Video Games Chronicle.
WiLD was first announced in 2014 at Gamescom. The game, set in the Neolithic period, was supposed to have a procedurally generated open world, with players controlling animals and fighting other tribes.
Michel Ancel, known for creating the Rayman series and titles like Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, served as WiLD’s game director and writer. Last September, the developer announced his retirement from the games industry.