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'Beyond Good & Evil 2' Is Now Next Gen

Beyond PS3 & 360

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced in a trailer in 2008 and had been in development for a year and a half, three years later we are no closer to the game.

Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel spoke to GamesIndustry.biz last night and confirmed that the game is still in development, but there is a catch.

“It is still alive and we are very far [into] development so we can’t go back now,” he said. “We are targeting the next generation of consoles.”

That’s ‘next generation’ consoles as in Xbox 720 and PS4 (or whatever you want to call them).

Ancel and team have decided to concentrate on ‘Rayman Origins’ and are busy creating a new engine for the title.

Source: GamesIndustry.Biz

23 Comments
  1. Delriach
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    *shakes head*

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 10:17.
    • BrainDiver
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      *shakes fist*

      Comment posted on 08/06/2011 at 04:10.
  2. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    beyond good & evil forever? :(
    seriously, does this not remind anybody else of what happened to that other title?

    it’s a damn shame because the first game was fantastic, and the video that might or might not have been from the sequel looked pretty damn amazing.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 10:22.
  3. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    So basically saying ‘no we’re not gonna do that game we know you’re all dying four yet, even through it’s probably nearly done, we’re gonna focus on a game for 9 year olds’.’

    Logic?

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 10:35.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      and don’t forget the assassin’s creed games they’ll churn out annually in the meantime.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 10:51.
    • Sympozium, cyclone tornado AGAIN!
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Rayman looks amazing, I thought that was the best of the very FPS/shooter dominated E3.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:22.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        Rayman looked fun :) Hopefully its an XBL/PSN title, as I can imagine my wife and I picking it up providing it has a £10 price tag.

        Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 12:33.
  4. Dan Lee
    Common like the rest of us.
    Since: Jun 2010

    Project Cafe launch title, Im calling it! ;op

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 10:54.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      I think the new xbox & PS4 are closer then people think not long after the Wii 2.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:04.
      • jimmy-google
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        Sony won’t announce a ps3 until at least a year before it launches so it’s unlikely we’ll see that until 2013 at the earliest. The “next Wii” isn’t even due out until then end of next year. I can’t see this game making it out this side of the next world cup.

        Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:56.
  5. Sympozium, cyclone tornado AGAIN!
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Ancel must’ve heard of this project that Nintendo have going, so said… feck it (French accent), launch title for ze new Nintendo? ok

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:00.
  6. YOURMUMANDME
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    This is gonna be Ninty title now… :(

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:01.
  7. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    As the new Ninty is (according to rumours) only slightly more powerful than an Xbox and about on par with a PS3 I dont think you wil be seeing the game on Project Cafe either. Proj Cafe is still ‘this gen’.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:17.
    • gideon1451
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Hear hear.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:22.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      It’s pretty weird if you think about it. Is this the first time a console manufacturer has released 2 consoles in one generation?

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:51.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        TBH I’d hardly call Wii next (er, this) Gen -it’s not much better than a PS2.

        Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 15:58.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Wha-?..dropped in favour of Rayman? :(
    They must be really ambitious with what they want to achieve but it still seems a bit odd. After such a long development time hopefully it’ll remain multiplatform so they can profit from it.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:24.
  9. Dunks
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    Honestly, I think we pretty much have enough to get on with right now so it’s no big deal. At least that render we saw online a whiles back should be beyond achievable… let me see if I can find it… oh yeah, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31QEERV4Rdc

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:48.
  10. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    How many of the TSA top 100 aren’t coming out this year anymore?

    Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 11:58.
    • Rabid-Coot
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      All of them.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2011 at 12:03.