A List Of Times Ubisoft Has Said Beyond Good & Evil 2 Is Still Happening

Last week at E3, Beyond Good & Evil 2 once again made headlines thanks to a comment by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. "Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still happening," gaming sites declared. As Guillemot explained to Geoff Keighley on YouTube's E3 show: "It's still on the way. It's something at one point you will see, yes."

Sounds familiar doesn't it?

15 May 2008 - "I am working on Beyond Good & Evil 2. We have been in preproduction on the title for a year, and we're currently doing market research. But for the moment, it's in the early stages, and Ubisoft still hasn't agreed to it." - series creator Michel Ancel

15 January 2010 - "Both [Beyond Good & Evil 2 and I Am Alive] are still in production." - Ubisoft VP Geoffroy Sardin

19 August 2010 - "We were, as we are, working on the game. What is very import with this next product is that it will be perfect." - Yves Guillemot

15 November 2011 - "The second game, Beyond Good & Evil 2, is a game that we really want to make, but at the right time. Beyond Good & Evil was very special to us, because it was our first action-adventure game. With the second one we really want to be able to create the original game we first dreamed about." - Michel Ancel

7 May 2012 - "We are in an active creation stage and at this moment we are only focusing on the game and making it the best game that we can. I can say that it's a very ambitious game and we need some tech to achieve that ambition. We focus on the game. We create it first, then we'll see what can run it. We don't say 2013 because we don't know when it will come. We're working to create a great game and it needs more tech." - Michel Ancel

13 November 2012 - "It's really a game that we've been working, we have worked on, and is a game that we want to do. But there are so many things that have to be done that, you know, this one is going to come in line at one point, but at the moment Michel is really on Rayman Legends." - Yves Guillemot

25 February 2013 - "I don't give comments anymore on BG&E2, because I think ... the next time next time we communicate we have to have something new... It's coming." - Yves Guillemot

17 July 2013 - "We've made a lot of things already. Now we need to put them together and make that game. If there would be any communication it will be in the next year, just trying to talk about the fact we are on it. But so many people in Ubisoft want to make that game, honestly." - Michel Ancel

15 April 2014 - "Working on Rayman Legends was a nice, early holiday. So we are going to make serious games now. Beyond Good & Evil [is] a good candidate for making a real, serious game now." - Michel Ancel

31 July 2014 - "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." - Ubisoft spokesperson

26 June 2015 - "I can't say the name, but there is a team working with Michel Ancel on a project that is... very interesting... It's a game I'm sure you will like very much, and we can't say more." - Yves Guillemot

28 January 2016 - "Yeah [it's in development], but it's difficult because it's hard for me to do the same kind of game two times. I always want to do something different." - Michel Ancel

13 June 2016 - "It's still on the way. It's something at one point you will see, yes." - Yves Guillemot

We look forward to next year's statement.


Comments

    Duke Nukem Forever, FFXV, The Last Guardian... it could still happen!

    Last edited 21/06/16 2:02 pm

      All I hope is that for all this time, they really do nail it... unlike Duke.

    So I've still got some time to actually finish the first one, then?

    Until the game comes out, all this from UBI is PR BS to try to make UBI look better than it really is.
    They know that a lot of people want Beyond Good and Evil 2, so they say it still exits for fanboys to keep thinking UBI isn't all that bad.
    Its just so obvious. We see similar passion project sequels like Mirrors Edge 2 gets release by EA!!! of all places, which makes the "delay" of B G and E 2 look even worse.

      At least they're still paying it lip service. I definitely prefer that to the blank face treatment we get from Valve about HL2e3.

    Lol I hope by the time they release it, it won't be visually outdated...

    Last edited 21/06/16 4:34 pm

    I loved the first game so much, which makes me excited about a sequel. But I'm also aware that any modern game would need to be turned into some twitch-timing action thing to appeal to the masses, which concerns me. I don't know whether I want it or not...

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