Ubisoft Assures Fans That Michel Ancel's BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2 Is Still in Development
The current iteration of Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced a good while ago, but we still know next to nothing about the Michel Ancel–directed sequel to one of the highest-rated games Ubisoft has ever made.
Unfortunately, Beyond Good & Evil 2 won't emerge from the shadows anytime soon, and after its absence at the publisher's Ubisoft Forward conference, the company has now basically confirmed that the open-world space opera won't be shown off during this year's Gamescom, TGA, or any other gaming-related event.
"As we announced last year, we are currently concentrating on core development and production milestones, so rest assured that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is well underway," the team at Ubisoft Montpellier revealed shortly after the end of last week's Ubisoft Forward digital show. "We know a lot of you are clamoring to see gameplay footage, to learn more details about the gameplay experience currently under development, and (of course) to get your hands on the game," the studio added.
Thankfully, the award-winning Rayman developer is not planning to abandon its Space Monkey Program that allows fans of the series to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of Beyond Good & Evil 2's future before anyone else. "We are committed to providing our Space Monkeys with these opportunities when the time is right, but we’re just not there yet and once we are, you’ll be the first to know," Ubisoft added. "With this in mind, in-game footage, Space Monkey Report livestreams, and our presence at events – whether digital or in-person – will be extremely limited for the time being."
Considering that Ubisoft will release three brand-new entries in its biggest game series in the next eight months — namely Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Far Cry 6 — it's safe to say that the publisher's plate is full and Beyond Good & Evil 2 won't arrive until after this fiscal year comes to an end.
Embark on this epic space adventure with us and journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! In Beyond Good & Evil 2, you are your own space pirate captain who is free to choose your own path in this vast open universe.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 doesn't have a release date yet.