Ubisoft is still developing Beyond Good and Evil 2

Despite a slew of recent cancelations, Ubisoft says it is still working on Beyond Good and Evil 2.

Video game publishing and development company, Ubisoft, has announced that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development. The company, which recently announced the cancelation of three unannounced projects, made this announcement via a company spokesperson:

Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development for 15 years.

Beyond Good and Evil 2’s development is underway and the team is hard at work to deliver on its ambitious promise.

No further information has been provided.

For many video game aficionados, Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best video games ever made. The title, developed and published by Ubisoft in 2003, received wide acclaim from critics who hailed its graphics, design, and story. It was also nominated for numerous awards, including Game of the Year at the 2004 Game Developers Choice Awards. However, despite its critical acclaim, it failed to perform well commercially.

Beyond Good and Evil was originally intended as a trilogy but the performance of the first title meant plans for a sequel were put on hold. In 2008, rumors emerged that Ubisoft had given a go-ahead for a sequel. However, it wasn’t until 2017, at E3, that the company would confirm the rumors with an announcement trailer for the title.

Since then, there has been little to no update and the game is yet to see the light of day.

The action-adventure game chronicles the adventures of Jade, a young investigative reporter, as she embarks on a journey to unmask her government’s dirtiest secret and save her planet and its inhabitants. To accomplish her goals, Jade works with an underground resistance group and pig friend Pey’j. Jade’s journey is perilous and requires her to rely on her martial arts skill with her dai-jo staff to defend herself.

The original title featured an investigative reporter and her trustworthy pig friend Pey'j.

With franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy, Far Cry, and Watch Dogs, Ubisoft is one of the most popular and successful video game companies in the world. However, it has struggled with recent releases such as the 2022 games Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023, selling fewer units than projected.

Apart from this, the company has canceled seven titles within the past six months and also delayed its highly anticipated title, Skull and Bones, for the sixth time. The combination of low sales, cancelations, and the Skulls and Bones delay plummeted the company’s stock prices to their lowest point in seven years.

However, with this news about Beyond Good and Evil 2, fans and investors might retain some faith in the company. Besides, Ubisoft currently has several high-profile titles in development, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, The Division Heartland, and a yet-to-be-announced Star Wars title, and barring any unforeseen cancellation, should be back in the good graces of fans sooner than later.

By the way, Netflix is currently working on a film adaptation of the title that will be a cross between live-action and animation.

Tobi Oguntola

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