Creative director Michel Ancel has shared the good news about "Beyond Good and Evil 2" being in development. In fact, he revealed that it's "a very serious development for Ubisoft."
The original action-adventure game was launched in 2003 to commercial and critical success. PlayStation called it at that time one of the best titles released in terms of plot and graphic design. A year after its release, it went on to earn nearly $50 million.
In an interview with Kotaku, Ancel explained that it took them a long time to release a follow-up because they didn't think that the technology was up to par with their vision for "Beyond Good and Evil 2."
He said, "Even on Beyond Good and Evil 1 it was supposed to have space travel and all these things but we were limited."
"The big thing that is really cool is that the consoles are now so powerful," Ancel added. "The amount of memory the CPU has, you can do those things now. It's not 'Oh, we will never do it.' It's working."
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The good news is "Beyond Good and Evil 2" was never dropped by Ancel even when he's working on other projects.
"I've been working on [Beyond Good and Evil 2] for a long time, on the technologies that allow you to create those kinds of games - tools to draw the big planets and things like that," Ancel added. "We're confident on the quality and that we can achieve that kind of game."
Let's wait for more news on "Beyond Good and Evil 2," particularly on the release date. There should be more information about the game in the months to come.