Ubisoft CEO on Beyond Good & Evil 2: "It's coming" - Gematsu
Ubisoft CEO on Beyond Good & Evil 2: “It’s coming”
posted on 02.25.13 at 11:05 PM EST by (@salromano)
'We'll have something new next time,' teases Guillemot.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was first announced for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2008. Since then, the game’s been largely silent, with publisher Ubisoft hinting that current-gen hardware isn’t enough for the Michel Ancel-led sequel.

That silence shouldn’t last much longer.

“I don’t give comments anymore on Beyond Good & Evil 2,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Kotaku during a post-PlayStation Meeting interview, “because I think … the next time next time we communicate we have to have something new.”

He added: “It’s coming.”

Will Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally return at E3 2013?

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  • DarthBrian


  • I truly hope that by next gen companies will stop announcing titles unless they are absolutely sure it will be released within a year or so.Please.

    • Solomon_Kano

      This. I understand that delays happen, and there are some long-awaited games that I’m still looking forward to eagerly, but it doesn’t make sense that Versus was announced when I left 5th grade and I’m about to graduate from high school. Same for The Last Guardian.

      I don’t want to ask devs to be less ambitious, but I will ask that they keep their ambitions under wraps if they can’t actually make anything of them in a timely fashion.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I still need to beat the original. Got it off of PSN a while back, but haven’t had the time to play it.

    • DarthBrian

      I’ve finished it like 8 times. >_>

      • Solomon_Kano

        Oh wow. My backlog’s a bit too thick for me to replay anything haha.

  • ShinAsura

    fans asked for this awhile ago if i remember correctly, wonder why they waited this long

  • rockman29

    My body is ready. Already own this on PS2 and Steam.

    This meaning BGE1.

  • Prodigy-X

    Please be for PS4 please!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe it will be at E3.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I think that’s assured. The original was multiplatform and if this were going to be a PC deal we’d likely have had it already.

      • Prodigy-X

        I also remember they said that game was having development problems because current gen wasn’t strong enough and that they needed next gen consoles in order to release the game since the PS4 is announce it just has to be at E3 this year.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I sure hope we see it at E3. Ubisoft needs something next gen, though I’m sure the Assassin’s Creed event for Wednesday will tell us that AC4 is launching on PS4 this fall. I’m sure they’ll want to have more than one title to show for the new systems, and this would make for a great announcement at E3.

          • Prodigy-X

            Could you imagine their E3 press conference Watch_Dogs, AC IV, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Rainbow Six Patriots, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Brothers In Arm, and probably two new ips. Man EA going to have some stiff competition at E3 against Ubisoft.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Oooh, I forgot all about Rainbow Six and Brothers in Arms. Yea, if Ubi brings all of that, EA’s not even touching them. The one thing that holds EA back at each E3 is how much time they devote to showing of one of their annual sports games. If they spent that time focusing on new stuff, their shows would go better. I mean, it’s not like we don’t know there’s a new Madden or FIFA, no sense in wasting E3 time on them.

              • Prodigy-X

                Totally agree, less sports more focus this year on BF4, NFS, announce Mirrors Edge 2, reveal Mass Effect 4, show off Respawn Entertainment new ip, show what the Syndicate developers have been working on, reveal 3 new ips, & a new Sims game for consoles is what EA should be focusing on.

                • Solomon_Kano

                  I forgot that EA had Respawn. Yea, their project should be a big focus. They should spend time showing real gameplay for NFS and not trailers like they usually do. DICE doing Mirror’s Edge 2 on next gen would be a crazy announcement, and new IP are a must. They need to show more Fuse as well. We haven’t really gotten a good look since it was announced as Overstrike.

                  As for Syndicate, it was developed by Starbreeze. They announced their new project a few months back, though EA isn’t involved.

  • Claude

    My wallet is ready!

  • DesmaX

    Glorious Beyond Good & Evil. Definely will be a reason for buying a PS4

    … But I just hope they don’t decide to “Assassins Creed” it

    • Solomon_Kano

      This franchise? If by that you mean annualize it, never.

      • DesmaX

        No, I mean, make the gameplay like it.

        I hate AC gameplay (Especially the Battle System)

        • Solomon_Kano

          Ah. Yea, you can rest easy on that. Ancel definitely wouldn’t go for that. I will say that combat can improve from the original, but there’s no way they’d AC it. Much too flashy for BGE.

          • DesmaX

            I love the Battle System in the first BG&E (Beating 3 Alpha Section guards in a row is a joy), but the AC one… It’s so easy it makes me bored

            • Solomon_Kano

              Yea, AC’s combat is what’s kept me out of the series. I like a lot of other things it does, but I couldn’t even finish AC2 because I got bored with it.

              If Ancel iterates on what he’s already got, BGE2 will be golden.

  • MrRobbyM

    Well shut the front door and call me Jimmy.

    I don’t know what that means but holy crap I thought this was scrapped forever. I remember the demo video looking amazing and I dint even play the original. So hyped.

  • Guest

    “It’s coming.”

    I’m CUMMING!!!

  • Bloodios

    Judging from what we’ve already seen during the PlayStation Meeting 2013, next-gen consoles won’t have much trouble running this and this in real-time at all. So get it out already!

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      Exactly my thoughts, mate. Ancel is a creative genius and his games are pure, unadulterated fun. Rayman Legends looks (visually) stunning and I can’t wait what this French mastermind will concoct on PS4 and Xbox3. I further hope that he stays with Ubi as they actually give him the freedom and resources tp do his own thing (please don’t mention the delay/multiplatform-announcement of Rayman as it’s a completely different matter). Which other major multiplatform publisher would support games like BgaE and Rayman Origins.

  • I never doubted. I’m more concerned if Mirror’s Edge 2 will ever happen. Yes it’s a different company, but we know they want to make ME2 or did. Nothing.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, DICE still wants to make it, but I doubt EA will let them. Battlefield is their primary concern, so I’ll be surprised if we see ME2 anytime soon — or at all.

      • Bloodios

        According to what Ben Cousins said back in last November, it’s “general knowledge” that the game is “in production”.

        • Solomon_Kano

          That so? Well, that’s great to hear.

        • That’s good to hear.

  • I wanna play it but it doesn’t work on win7 or win8…

  • new_tradition

    Oh whoa, I honestly forgot about this. I would’ve preferred this came to PS3, but if I ever get the PS4, at least I already know there are games for the system, lol.