The future of Beyond Good & Evil 2 is starting to look a little foggy. At least according to a recent interview with Ubisoft’s North American president Laurent Detoc.
To quote from the interview by IndustryGamers:
“I didn’t say there’s definitely going to be another game [in the Beyond Good & Evil series]. I said something had leaked, which means we’ve been working on some Beyond Good and Evil stuff, but whether there’s going to be another game or not, that’s something for the future. But getting to your question as to why there’s work on the IP again, it’s a creative people business; the creative talent is interested in it and possibly exploring how to do it from a new angle.”
In other words, the Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer that was released was NOT an actual product. And not something that Ubisoft intended to be seen by the masses. Instead it was simply developers using their brains to create something they would LIKE to see.
Sad news for Beyond Good & Evil fans, as it most certainly means that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is much further away than we thought. If it even is an actual game. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
In case you missed them, here is a leaked video of “gameplay footage” from Beyond Good & Evil 2 followed by the official teaser.
Update August 2009: According to internet rumors (I know, I know, they are the worst kind) Beyond Good & Evil 2’s development status seems to be shifting between cancelled, on-hold, and now continuing on. Ubisoft has confirmed to French gaming website Gamekult that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is indeed continuing.