Beyond Good & Evil 2 Would've Been "Painful" On Current Systems
After revealing the anticipated sequel way back in 2008, it has since disappeared.
We've received infrequent and vague progress reports on Beyond Good & Evil 2, and Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has been quoted as saying that it's still in development, but things are going "slowly."
Recently, we've learned the project has shifted to the new generation of consoles. Franchise creator Michel Ancel addressed this transition in a new Gamereactor interview:
"I think [on current platforms] Beyond Good & Evil 2 was possible, but it'd be painful. It's always possible to do anything on any kind of console, but sometimes you need to spend your energy not on the optimisations or things like that.
Now that we have the [new] consoles around the corner, we're working on them. We're trying to see how we can get the power out of those consoles, because there are still things we need to understand on those consoles, but yes, Beyond Good & Evil is a project I always have in mind, and I hope good things will come for this project very soon."
Maybe that's what Ancel has been waiting on for years; maybe he realized his initial vision just couldn't be fully realized with the current systems. Still, we've been waiting for nearly a decade (the original released in 2003) and the fans are starting to grow impatient... If you missed out on this gem in the PS2 era, you should definitely check out the new HD iteration on the PSN. It has withstood the test of time quite well.
Related Game(s): Beyond Good & Evil 2
7/3/2013 11:16:05 AM Ben Dutka