Ubisoft Is Reportedly Outsourcing Writing Staff For Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft is reportedly outsourcing staff to work on the writing for its upcoming action-adventure game, Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Narrative designer Sarah Arellano, who had previously worked on Beyond Good & Evil 2, took to Twitter to reveal that she was removed from the development team when Ubisoft had changed the project’s directors.
Arellano further mentioned that Ubisoft is now outsourcing the writing staff for Beyond Good & Evil 2.
According to prior rumors, the game had entered a development crisis mode ever since Michael Ansel had departed Ubisoft in 2020. The situation was said to be so bad that many of the developers who had worked on the game thought that it would 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, which was recently given a release date and is now on track to see the light of day. It’s possible that the company is also looking to get things back in order for Beyond Good & Evil 2 and set it on course for release in the near future.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an action adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. Serving as a prequel to the 2003 release Beyond Good & Evil, the game’s development has been marked by uncertainty, doubt, and rumors regarding its future. Initially announced as a sequel at Ubidays 2008, it faced almost a decade of silence before being reintroduced as a prequel during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 conference. However, no information regarding a release window or target platforms has been provided. The game, set in an open world, unfolds at least one generation before the events in Beyond Good & Evil. Featuring more traditional role-playing elements than its predecessor, the game will have players create a character starting “at the very bottom of the social system,” with the option to choose a male or female protagonist.