For those waiting on for the fabled Beyond Good & Evil sequel, well, it’s still being developed despite its director Michel Ancel retiring from the games industry.
Ubisoft, a games company currently putting out its proverbial wildfire of systemic abuse and harassment, stated that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will show new gameplay next year, with the most recent internal build offering “hours of gameplay and an incredible level of freedom in a seamless online sandbox”. The game has passed important internal milestones, so hats off to the dev team. Especially with all that years of office politics and abuse noise going on.
The game’s producer Guillaume Brunier said the following:
“[The milestones success] proves our Space Pirate Fantasy and offers hours of gameplay and an incredible level of freedom in a seamless online sandbox, building upon the promise of our tech demos shown at E3. I’m incredibly proud of the team’s perseverance, dedication to each other and ongoing commitment to developing an amazing game.”
What’s next for the company? Apart from sharing the piece of artwork above, Brunier said that they’ll show the game in action “sometime next year”.
“For years, Michel imparted his creative vision and helped us remain faithful to BG&E’s incredible universe. His uncompromising passion pushed us to redefine what was possible in crafting an expansive, multicultural, and futuristic science-fiction world. As we move forward, we are all committed to remaining true to this vision.”
Good to know. Hopefully the project isn’t going to be waylaid by more internal Ubisoft drama.