Ubisoft CEO Says It Could Take Some Time Until We See Prince of Persia, Beyond Good & Evil 2

Yves Guillemot says that Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about Prince of Persia and Beyond Good & Evil 2, it just might be a while before we see them again.

Another E3 has come and gone without Ubisoft showing us anything new about two of its most beloved franchises: Prince of Persia and Beyond Good & Evil 2. According to chief operating officer Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about these games, but it might be a while before we see them again.

“We are not going to stop those properties,” Guillemot told IGN in an interview. “We are going to work on them. The teams are really looking at what we can come [up] with. I think you will really like what you see in the future. It could take some time to make sure we are really delivering what we want."

Some news leading up to E3 gave us hope that Ubisoft might reveal more details about these games soon. In April, Beyond Good & Evil 2 creative director Michel Ancel revealed new concept art of Jade, the main character of the follow-up to Ubisoft Montpellier's 2003 cult action-adventure game, and later that month we heard rumors that Ubisoft was working on a new 2D prince of Persia game using Rayman Legends’ UbiArt Framework engine.

Of course, neither of these games materialized at Ubisoft’s press conference, though it did have a good lineup of games, including a new Rainbow Six. Make sure you don’t miss any of Ubisoft’s announcements by catching up with its E3 2014 press conference.

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tomservo51
tomservo51

They are too busy milking their other franchises.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

It took awhile, but Ubisoft is definitely in the same exact category as EA and Activision. I'm not even saying it's necessarily a bad thing, but it's impossible for me to be a fan of them as a brand. 

nbf4548
nbf4548

I can't believe they're leaving these two franchises on the shelf when everyone's talking about being sick-to-death of Assassin's Creed.  AC: Unity will have to be completely amazing for me to want to play it, the formula is completely stale.  

Barighm
Barighm

Anyone else get a shiver down their spine when he said what THEY want in a new Good and Evil as opposed to what WE, the gamers, want?


I think they're just struggling to come up with a good reason to bother finishing the games. As Square has shown now, a few CG trailers is often a sign they haven't actually done anything with the game yet.

RE2LeonS
RE2LeonS

Put down the Assassins Creed games for awhile. They're getting stale. I'd actually really enjoy a sequel to Prince of Persia 2008. Loved the art style.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

my guess is they are to busy kicking the AC horse to death its been years since we saw a PoP game and only one BGaE so maybe its time to get back to other games that were good

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Dont give a damn about PoP games since a very long time. So I dont care if they release any or no, they should have killed it after original trilogy. Anything after that was more crappy that another. But Beyond Good & Evil 2 must happen. It just taking too long. Im wondering will it be a disappointment after such a long time.

xcollector
xcollector

Well they can't skip a year for AC, thats Ubis COD.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Maybe it's because I don't play Assassins Creed (played the first game and couldn't stand it) but I don't get how people put up with buying a new AC game every six months...


gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

I wonder whether the new POP will be like the Sands of Time series or will be it more like the classic 2d side scroller from the past.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Coincidentally and quite fittingly, Beyond Good and Evil is on sale at GoG for about an hour more, costing only 2,5 dollars.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I think the major issue with Prince Of Persia is Assassins Creed.... The games a very similar and Ubisofts new ethos of making everything open-world will emphasise these similarities.. I wouldn't mind a sequel to the 2008 addition, or a Ubi-Art version, of the game

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

"we just gonna publish another 30 AC games"

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

I thought they killed POP just to shift all the attention to Assassin's Creed.

demondogx
demondogx

First they going to milk assasins creed (till it crashes like guitar hero did) and watchdogs after that, maybe when those two die they might see if they can milk the prince or beyond good and evil

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

yea better to milk Assassins Creed for a while longer

voice_of_enigma
voice_of_enigma

As long as it blows me away like the first one, I can wait for BG&E2. Take your time, Ubisoft. He'll, we've waited this long.....

danusty
danusty

prince of persia became assassin's creed, that's what happened

Cryio
Cryio

Prince of Persia Warrior Within is still one of the best games Ubisoft has ever made.

phasewhich
phasewhich

wow... The Prince really need to Turn Back Time now...

kik4444
kik4444

"It could take some time".... would've been much easier if they said that they'll do it when AC just can't be milked anymore

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

Give me another great Dreamfall game. F.uck off with all that Ass Assassin's Creed already.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Ubi is talking more about their version of Duke Nukem Forever again. Of course...

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

They're trying to figure out how to animate Jade's digital breasts and vagina in a cost-effective way.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

It's been a decade already.  Better to just pump out more Asassin's Creed and Watch Dogs sequels.

wexorian
wexorian

Splinter cell games ain't getting much sale Pop game would had generated way more money in reality .........

hyksiu
hyksiu

I want a new prince of persia or else!!!

musalala
musalala

The sad unfortunately reality is that Ubi is only responding to the market, assassin's creed games sell gangbusters, while the prince of persia games and beyond good and evil do not. If gamers only understood this we would have more diversity in games. If you are on of those people who want Beyond Good and evil or prince of persia ..stop buying assassin's creed, infact stop buying any ubisoft game until they give you beyond good and evil.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

I rather see either of those 2 before I see another Assassin's Creed...

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

Stop making Assassin's creed for a year and make a new proper Prince of persia game ! 

berserker66666
berserker66666

But first......Ubisoft's gonna milk all the existing franchises till they become stale.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

TBH, I'm not very interested in these franchises anymore. I played through Beyond Good and Evil HD and thought it was just ok. All of the Prince of Persia games last gen were very average at best. Also, with Assassin's Creed out, there's not much room for a Prince of Persia game anyway.

Pro-Aktivity
Pro-Aktivity

@nbf4548 Know the saying "Talk is cheap"? Regardless of internet complains those games keep selling higher numbers with each iteration.

Freedomination
Freedomination

@Simulator_Shock Noones saying you have to buy every one of them. I played through AC 2 and 4. But thats because i think they're okey, but not great. If i loved the games i would probably have bought everything i could get my hands on

Dari23
Dari23

@BelaidKL Back in my days AC was similar to Prince of Persia.

Freedomination
Freedomination

@BelaidKL They might look similar at a glance, but they play very differently. There is very little real platforming and puzzle solving in Assasins creed

Freedomination
Freedomination

@berserker66666 Can't deny it make sense though from a business perspective though. If they keep grinding out new AC games every year and have a team using that time to find out how a new PoP game could be really special, then they can make that game when people finally get tired of AC. People love the new game, they start grinding out slightly updated annual copies of that game as long as they can

Freedomination
Freedomination

@MaddenBowler10 While a game about running around murdering defenseless people exists there's not room for a 3D platformer?

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@WolfgarTheQuiet Do you know how long it's been since that game was announced? Like Duke Nukem Forever, it's getting to a point where hype is dwindling due to how long it's taking.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

@X-RS I didn't misunderstand either franchise whatsoever. Played through both franchises. Good games but I'm not missing either. JMO though.

X-RS
X-RS

@MaddenBowler10 @X-RS 

Im referring to your comment whihc to me soudned like AC replaced PoP.

l last time I tried AC2 it was open world and about assassinating targets with pseudo stealth, meh combat and some new Ezio guy. Prince of Persia usually has puzzles a linear closed world and better combat most of the time, fantasy elements (great environments imo despite past iterations being meh) and a central character.