You Better Not Be Toying With Me Ancel! May.7.2012
Beyond Good & Evil really has to be the most criminally overlooked game of all time. A compelling story, fluid gameplay, rich environments and a surprising amount of suspense (the cartoonish aesthetic really lulls you into a false sense of security) would have made for an instant classic if only more people had played it.
A sequel has been in the works since forever and a couple of teaser trailers surfaced in 2008 but since then nothing much has been heard, leading many (myself included) to believe the game had been shelved.
But in an interview with Toulouse Games, creator Michel Ancel has given us a ray of hope:
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,” he said. “That decision would just distracts us from that objective. I can say that it’s a very ambitious game and we need some tech to achieve that ambition.
We had this concept even before Mirror’s Edge launched. And we have a different approach to the first person perspective that Mirror’s Edge has. Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are closer to what we have in mind with the control of the character in a third person perspective.
Source: Den of Geek
No set dates but who needs ‘em? So long as it is still in development we can wait. If it means the game will be stable and bug free when it hits the shelves anyway. Great things can’t be rushed.
If you haven’t already played this underappreciated gem you can download the HD rerelease for the Xbox and PS3 or get the original PC version on Steam (the graphics are kinda buggy – this is Ubisoft after all – but it’s well worth it).