Beyond Good & Evil 2 a "Very Serious Development for Ubisoft," Says Creator
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 is "a very serious development for Ubisoft," says the game's creator, Michel Ancel.
Speaking to Kotaku, Ancel said his team have been working on the sequel properly since Rayman Legends' completion. He warned it's still a long way from release, and needs to be "more concrete" before a full reveal.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 was first announced in 2008, though went missing until September 2016, when Ancel began teasing the game by posting Instagram photos. The teasing continued, before an official re-announcement in October. "That was not a gimmick but a way to say 'Look. The game exists and we can do it,'" Ancel said of the cryptic images.
Ancel has previously explained why the game has been in development so long, with technological limitations bearing most of the blame.
"[We had] big questions that are so big you can't know the answers because no physics engine can handle all of the dimensions and speeds and things like that,” Ancel said to Kotaku. "It's like 'Okay, if no physics engine can do it, how can we achieve that?'
"It's crazy and difficult to explain to people how technical making a game is. Now it's not anymore about polygons and things like that, it's about millions of behavioural AIs, systems, and giant spaceships crashing on big planets."
Alongside Beyond Good & Evil 2, Ancel is also leading development on Wild, the open-world survival game where you can possess eagles and ride bears, among other things. For more on Wild, check out our preview here.
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