Posts Tagged ‘Beyond Good & Evil 2’

Have You Played… Beyond Good & Evil?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every weekday of the year, perhaps for all time.

We’ve written 175 of these Have You Playeds. When I searched the database to check we’d included Beyond Good & Evil [official site] already, I then searched it twice more in case Google Sheets had lost their minds. Nope, it was us!

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 Continues As Ancel Goes A Bit Indie

Still waiting.

It’s nice to have a reminder that Ubisoft really do intend to release Beyond Good & Evil 2, isn’t it? After six years, I don’t really think of it as an actual game I might play one day, more a pleasant idea I’m glad Ubisoft still share. The latest of many casual statements that yeah, they’re thinkin’ about it too comes to assuage concerns after news that BG&E head honcho Michel Ancel (of Rayman fame too) is going indie. Sort of.

Ancel has joined a new small indie outfit, named Wild Sheep, but will continue to work at Ubi too.

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Ubisoft Explains The Wait For Beyond Good And Evil 2

It's because Jade won't come down from the hood of that car. They've tried asking her really nicely, but she likes it up there a whole lot.

One of the greater tragedies of the modern age (mainly of gaming, I suppose, but also just in general) is that we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of Beyond Good and Evil 2 since a fairly insubstantial leak earlier this year. And before that, it was pretty much all radio silence. That’s painfully upsetting, because the original was a flawed yet fascinating romp through a world of conspiracy and pig people. It’s a cobweb-coated corner of the gaming universe to which I’d gladly return, but so far, no dice. But why? Why isn’t Ubisoft currently devoting all of its energies to making games just for meeeeee?

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Beyond Screenshots: BGE2 Gets New Footage

Also of note: the shockingly solid music that accompanies this footage. If the first official trailer uses dubstep instead, I'll never speak to my framed portrait of Michel Ancel again.
When will Beyond Good & Evil 2 come out? In our lifetimes? Shortly after humanity begins leaving its bipedal bootprints on the deepest reaches of space? 2014? (If you’re a character from a piece of 1950s sci-fi literature, “all of the above” is also a possibility.) Series mastermind Michel Ancel has opted to keep it all under lock and key, but the Internet – somewhat fittingly – has embarked on a relentless journey to expose the truth. First, we got an alleged in-engine screenshot, but the rabbit hole runs deeper. Amazingly, Ubisoft has done more than simply create one static, completely non-interactive photo. Now it moves, as though propelled by puppet strings, the invisible hand of fate, or a ghost.

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BGE2 Not Yet Gone To The Great Beyond


It wasn’t happening and then it was happening and then it maybe wasn’t again and now it is again. The cosmic ballet continues. After making the internet en masse do its sex face with news that Michel Ancel’s Beyond Good & Evil 2 was in development and later seeing an apparent leak of some spine-tickling possible concept footage, hope it would happen seemed to evaporate. Silence fell. Grown men wept. Or at least tweeted. Then! Suddenly! As publishers seem to have had some sort of green light to start muttering about next-generation consoles all of a sudden, Ubisoft have joined the fray. Well, abstractly. Contrary to what other sites have been screaming hysterically today, Ancel and his team have not outright stated that the game’s bound for future-devices, instead claiming that the game “needs more tech” and they’ll work out what can actually run it once it’s more or less complete.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 “Always in production”

Same old million year old screenshots for a game that probably doesn't exist.

I feel like such a mug, but here we go again. Rumours are spreading that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in production. VG247 quotes French site Gamekult as evidence for its existence. The ambiguous quote comes in a reply from Ubisoft France CEO Geoffroy Sardin to a query about I Am Alive and BG&E2, and is, when translated by Google, in full, this: “They are still in production every two…” Although the French, “Ils sont toujours en production tous les deux…”, perhaps better ends up, rearranged, “They have both always been in production.”

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The Birth Of Tragedy: No Beyond Good & Evil 2?

Sad news which broke last night. Luckily, I was already drinking vodka. Via the medium of twitter, Colin Solal Cardo of Gamesyde posted: “I got confirmation at Cologne’s Gamescom that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is on hold for now. No idea if it’s def or temporary but it sucks.” It does, indeed, suck. 1UP bring up an old Ubisoft quote that it was never certain anyway. I suspect worldwide recession hasn’t exactly helped a marginal game like BG&E. See what everyone thought was test footage for BG&E2 beneath the cut…
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Possible Beyond Good & Evil 2 Concept Footage?

Could it be?

Kotaku highlight an interesting video, discovered from French site Eversonic. It’s what appears to be concept footage from Beyond Good & Evil 2. It’s obviously hard to be sure, but it certainly looks like Jade, and matches the style of the screenshots and video we’ve seen before. Even the music is right. If this concept is anything like how the game is going to look and play, then crikey, there’s even more reasons to look forward to it. A lot appears to be inspired by Mirror’s Edge movement, and you could argue quite extensively that it runs like an ME mod. Well, see what you make of it – it’s below.

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Omigod Omigod Omigod: Beyond Good & Evil 2

The rumours were true. Beyond Good & Evil 2 is go. Repeat: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is go. Woowoowoo!

An extremely confident, pig-laden teaser trailer waits for you beneath the cut, like a lost lover suddenly returned.
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