Some sequels are only that of our wildest dreams but some are still surprising us! Beyond Good & Evil 2 has officially been announced. While it’s been teased regularly for years it will soon become a reality according to a statement made by Ubisoft. The publisher told Eurogamer in an interview, “In many ways, BG&E is an inimitable game – it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier’s past and future games.” Although the announcement came on the precedence of creator Michael Ancel’s new studio, Wild Sheep, who will also have an announcement coming soon.
While Ancel is still working on the sequel with Ubisoft Montpellier, he will also be working on new projects with the new studio. Xavier Pox of Ubisoft had this to say, “In addition to spending some of his time on this new venture, Michel is leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier, including an extremely ambitious new title that is very close to his and the team’s heart.”
The publisher also added, “It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game. The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we’ll have more to share later, as it progresses.”
While the game still has miles to go before we see anything concrete, the official announcement is a start to a long road of pleasure and excitement!