Michael Ancel: Still working on Beyond Good & Evil 2, difficult to ‘redo’ same game twice

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was announced nearly a decade ago and hasn’t been heard from since. It has taken the place of The Last Guardian and Shenmue III as most wanted revival amongst gamers. The year of dreams, 2015, didn’t give us an update on the title but Ubisoft’s Michael Ancel says the game is still being made.

When asked by Double Fine’s Tim Schafer about BG&E2, Ancel said this recently:

Yeah, but it’s difficult because it’s hard for me to redo the same game two times. I don’t know how you’re going to manage that for Psychonauts 2.

Schafer was specifically asking if he’s still thinking about it. I’m going to take that as a loose statement indicating its in development but its not anywhere near completion.

I don’t know if we’ll ever get the BG&E sequel fans want. Personally I think the company should either get a quick but good sequel out there soon or just let it die.