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Beyond Good and Evil 2 still in development

Beyond Good and Evil 2 still in development

Ubisoft has confirmed that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development in some form.

Ubisoft has responded to rumours that began circulating late last week and which claimed that Rayman creator Michel Ancel had left the French developer after the formal cancellation of his new project Beyond Good and Evil 2.

The original Beyond Good and Evil was conceived and designed by Ancel, released in 2003 and is often considered to be a modern classic. It also made Games Ed Joe cry like a little girl.

Unfortunately the original, which tells the story of photo-journalist Jade as she investigates a government conspiracy and battles an alien invasion, didn't sell hugely well and the sequel has had a troubled history. The project was thought to have been cancelled until Ubisoft today confirmed that the game is still in development.

Speaking to Eurogamer, a Ubisoft spokesperson said that recent rumours were absolute rubbish - Michel Ancel is still working at Ubisoft and work on Beyond Good and Evil 2 continues.

Ubisoft did not offer any more information on the game however, simply saying that there were "no changes on the horizon" as far as development was concerned.

Two years since the original announcement at Ubidays, nothing has yet been seen of Beyond Good and Evil 2 except for a single teaser trailer and a leaked video of gameplay concepts.

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Bauul 2nd June 2010, 12:10 Quote
Good news, it was a sad day when they cancelled BG&E2
TWeaK 2nd June 2010, 13:17 Quote
Hmm, I wonder how their sales will do when it's shipped with their crappy DRM?
mrbens 2nd June 2010, 13:23 Quote
Still need to play thru the first one. It's on my 'to play' list along with a hundred others lol

I need more time for gaming!
Bauul 2nd June 2010, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
Hmm, I wonder how their sales will do when it's shipped with their crappy DRM?

Big AAA title like this from Ubisoft? It'll probably sell most of its copies on console, so to answer your question: "probably not a lot"
Fizzban 2nd June 2010, 14:51 Quote
Please let it be as good as the first game.
DBA 2nd June 2010, 15:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Good news, it was a sad day when they cancelled BG&E2

+1
wuyanxu 2nd June 2010, 16:27 Quote
good news, everyone!

i love BG&E 1, im sure Ubisoft won't disappoint. i'll be buying it on PC even if it's got the dreaded DRM to support more games like this.
bogie170 2nd June 2010, 20:35 Quote
I am really looking forward to this game but if they put all that UBI DRM crap on it, its a no buy for me.
arcticstoat 2nd June 2010, 21:01 Quote
This is the best gaming news I've had in ages - I'm really hoping that it isn't going to be a console-only job
Mentai 3rd June 2010, 00:33 Quote
I would brave their DRM to play this (crack a legit copy). It's too bad their port of BG&E1 is too crappy for me to play on my PC (can't get it to run at the correct speed)
TWeaK 4th June 2010, 09:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mentai
I would brave their DRM to play this (crack a legit copy). It's too bad their port of BG&E1 is too crappy for me to play on my PC (can't get it to run at the correct speed)

I had a similar problem when I was running this and other older games on an old 939 Athlon X2, and apparently it was a common bug with them and AMD had a fix for it. When trying to find it though I found a few forum posts about problems specifically with Beyond Good & Evil, and apparently this Microsoft hotfix sorts it.
big kid 6th June 2010, 13:55 Quote
I just hope BG&E2 does better than the first.If Ubi put it out, i'll buy it.
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