Ubisoft has confirmed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will not be out for at least the next year as it revealed its 2020/21 fiscal year slate. Yves Guillemot answered an investor’s question about the title in which he confirmed it would not be one of the five AAA games that will be releasing between April 2020 and April 2021, the period in which the company’s fiscal year runs.
Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion are three of the titles that will be released within that time frame while two others have yet to be announced. Skull & Bones will not be one of those games. It could be these titles will be revealed during E3 2020, where Ubisoft usually finishes its show with a big reveal, as well as other events including the PS5 event which is expected to happen in the next couple of months.
Ubisoft pushed back a lot of its game releases after the poor feedback its latest title Ghost Recon Breakpoint received, which was criticized for being too bloated with systems that were unnecessary, and bugs that made the game a less than enjoyable experience. That feedback meant Ubisoft took its titles back to the drawing board to see how they could make each experience feel more unique.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 was originally announced at E3 2017 and after that Ubisoft was quite forthcoming with news about the game for a while before going silent. One of the things the studio confirmed was that players would need to be connected online to be able to play Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an online, multiplayer game with a rich co-op and seamless experience. As such, the game will only be playable with an internet connection in order to have seamless navigation, receive dynamic updates, and play with friends (which is certainly better when you’re playing as a Space Pirate!). The choice to play co-op, however, remains yours to make, so playing BGE2 solo is absolutely possible if you’re into that lone Space Pirate kinda thing…