Beyond Good & Evil 2, a game announced four years ago at E3 2017, definitely still exists, says Ubisoft, but it’s still “too early” to say anything more about it.
The prequel/sequel to the 2003 title got a rare mention today in Ubisoft’s Q1 earnings, with Ubisoft simply listing it as part of its plans for “expanding premium offering over the coming years.” This went almost entirely unremarked upon during the subsequent earnings call, until a Jefferies spokesperson asked to be permitted a “final fanboy question,” asking if the mention of the game meant it might be appearing over the horizon, maybe for fiscal 2024.
“That’s a good try, Ken,” replied CFO Frederick Duguet. “We’ve progressed well with Beyond Good & Evil 2, but it’s too early to tell you at this stage.”
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has had hardly any meaningful news or updates since its reveal, with senior producer Guillaume Brunier saying late in 2020 that we could expect to see the game in action “sometime next year,” — so, theoretically, this year.
That statement came as it was revealed game director Michel Ancel had retired from the industry after being put under investigation for toxic behavior, and hadn’t been involved with the game in some time. No update was given as to who had taken up his mantle on the project.
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