In 2003, Ubisoft released an action adventure game called Beyond Good & Evil. In terms of sales it was a complete failure, but it still got stellar reviews and has a large and vocal cult following. Four years ago, Beyond Good & Evil 2 development surfaced online with a stunning concept video. The game then disappeared for years only to resurface in May 2012 thanks to a paltry four screenshots. Shortly after that, Ubisoft said that the game would likely be a next-gen title.
Now, thanks to some probing questions on behalf of website Polygon, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has reassured fans that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still something the company wants to make. He also confessed that Michael Ancel, the mind behind BG&E, has been really busy with the latest string of Rayman games.
“What’s very important is that Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time. He was working on Rayman Origins last year, and he’s working a lot on Rayman Legends this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has. So the fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good and Evil 2.
So it sounds as Ubisoft is still in the design stages of the game, and that development hasn’t had much progress since we last heard of the title. “It’s really a game that we’ve been working [on], we have worked on,” Yves explained, “[it’s] a game that we want to do, but there are so many things that have to be done that, you know, this one is going to come in line at one point, but at the moment Michel is really on Rayman Legends.”