Beyond Good and Evil 2 Development Is at a Standstill, On The Verge of Being Cancelled
BG&E was a classic single-player adventure game that gained cult status, and somehow Ubisoft decided to go big with Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Fans of Beyond Good and Evil were delighted to see their favorite characters return in a sequel, except for the fact that this sequel was nowhere close to the original game. It was a massive endeavor that featured some ambitious game designs like the ability to go into space and the different planets.
As the development slowly progressed along with prototype footage emerging now and then, the game’s actual release date and gameplay were nowhere to be seen, only existing as a project in the design and conceptual phase.
According to a notable insider, Tom Henderson, the game has entered into a development crisis mode since Michael Ansel has departed Ubisoft in 2020. The situation is so bad that many of the developers who have worked on the game think that it could be on the verge of getting canceled. It is the second major project in recent times that has faced a development roadblock at Ubisoft. The first was Skull and Bones that has been reportedly rebooted.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 – The game is suffering a development crisis from a lack of creative direction since the title went into development, which was worsened by Michael Ancel’s departure from the studio in September 2020.
What’s worse, is that the game currently doesn’t fit with Ubisoft’s future ambitions and goals with future titles. The game has been described as “Skull & Bones 2.0” and although the game hasn’t been canned officially, some developers believe it’s a matter of time before it is.
If all of this sounds familiar, then you are not wrong. This is not the first time a game from Michael Ansel has faced such issues. Wild was another game from Ansel that was showcased for the PS4 and then was never seen again.