It's time for the yearly confirmation
that, yes, Ubisoft is still working on Beyond Good & Evil 2
. The sequel first surfaced in 2008, and since then Ubisoft has treated it like an obnoxious stepchild, providing vague updates on development, and usually only when a rumor forces a statement.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells Polygon
that the team, headed by Michel Ancel, is still passionate about Beyond Good & Evil 2
, but other games, such as Rayman Legends
, have slowed its development.
"What's very important is that Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time," Guillemot says. "He was working on Rayman Origins
last year, and he's working a lot on Rayman Legends
this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has. So the fact is that working on Legends
is slowing the process on Beyond Good & Evil 2
was recently delayed to Q1 2013 on the Wii U. Perhaps once Legends
launches, Ancel and Ubisoft will get to work, for real, on Beyond Good and & Evil 2
. And maybe they'll even tell someone about it.