Beyond Good and Evil 2 confirmed!
Update: Hot damn! It looks like the rumours were entirely accurate. The sequel has now been officially announced, and comes complete with screenshots (one of which is to the right) and a trailer — check out Joystiq’s full report. This is now very much one of my most anticipated games ever.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written a post like this, but it looks like a fresh rumour of an in-development Beyond Good and Evil 2 has hit the web — this time originating from a French magazine that interviewed Michel Ancel, the designer of Beyond Good and Evil.
According to Kotaku, a dozen staff have been working on a Beyond Good and Evil sequel’s preproduction for a year. Unfortunately, Ubisoft hasn’t officially given the game the go-ahead — and thus the funding — for full-scale development. It’s unknown why exactly Ubisoft is relunctant to green-light the project despite allowing a lengthy preproduction phase, but at least a sequel is a genuine possibility, right?
If you haven’t actually played Beyond Good and Evil, I’m going to take yet another opportunity to encourage you to do so. It’s regarded as one of the best games ever made by the majority of people who’ve played it, and I’d personally put it right up there with the greats such as Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. Watch the trailer, and then go buy it — preferably for a console.