Fans of the original Beyond Good & Evil game have waited patiently for the rumoured sequel for many years now, suffering through teased trailers and gameplay videos that threatened to be the only evidence that it ever existed. Truth be told, many of us relegated the sequel, assumed to be called Beyond Good & Evil 2, to the same pile as Half-life 3, never to see the light of day. Thankfully though, Ubisoft Montpellier has confirmed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is indeed happening, although its designer, Michel Ancel, will have his work cut out for him after he recently founded an independant studio, Wild Sheep Studio. Managing Director Xavier Poix said:
“In addition to spending some of his time on this new venture, Michel is leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier, including an extremely ambitious new title that is very close to his and the team’s heart”
Those who have followed Beyond Good & Evil 2 have basically seen it mature through its teased videos, but it seems inevitable the finished product will end up in a whole different league, on the next-gen consoles, the Xbox One and PS4. Ubisoft was reluctant to give too many details about the game itself besides confirming its existence, but for many of us who have been waiting, that is more than enough:
It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game… The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we’ll have more to share later, as it progresses.
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