Pressure's mounting on Ubisoft to actually do something about Beyond Good & Evil 2, as CEO Yves Guillemot assures the world that the game is still in development and that the company will have "something new" to show the next time the subject is brought up.
The sequel was confirmed way back in 2008, and yet today there are still no concrete details about the game or its progress. On the back of rumours this week that Rayman
and Beyond Good & Evil
creator Michel Ancel was to quit Ubisoft (which the publisher vehemently denied), attention turned to the status of the anticipated adventure game.
"It's coming," Guillemot told Kotaku
. "I don't give comments any more on BG&E2
, because I think... the next time we communicate we have to have something new."
Of course, it's not the first time that Ubisoft has had to reassure fans that the sequel is still in development. But it's also not the first time that Michel Ancel has been rumoured to leave Ubisoft
. The last time this happened was in 2010, when a French website claimed the creative was to quit and leave Beyond Good & Evil 2
's development hanging.
That didn't end up being true, obviously. So who knows whether he's planning to leave this time? Or whether Beyond Good & Evil 2
is still in development? What is real? Is this life? Who is the President?