Michel Ancel: Beyond Good & Evil 2 is 'possible, but it'd be painful' on current generation

Sequel to 2003 game is still in development; next-gen hardware may require less optimisation.

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Rayman creator Michel Ancel has revealed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is "possible, but it’d be painful" on current-generation consoles, in a recent interview with the Spanish arm of website Gamereactor.

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"I think [on current platforms] Beyond Good & Evil 2 was possible, but it'd be painful. It's always possible to do anything on any kind of console, but sometimes you need to spend your energy not on the optimisations or things like that,” he said.

"Now that we have the [new] consoles around the corner, we're working on them. We're trying to see how we can get the power out of those consoles, because there are still things we need to understand on those consoles, but yes, Beyond Good & Evil is a project I always have in mind, and I hope good things will come for this project very soon."

The sequel to the fan-favourite 2003 action-adventure game was first announced by Ancel in 2008, when he confirmed that the project had already been in pre-production for a year. In 2011, HD remastered versions of the original game were released on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network as digital downloads.

Last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that the game was still active, but was coming along slowly because of Ancel’s time commitments on other major franchises, such as Rayman Legends.

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