Beyond Good And Evil 2, the prequel to 2003’s classic video game, Beyond Good And Evil has been confirmed to have started external playtesting. First revealed in 2017, any new information surrounding this game has been few and far between. It’s been years since this game was confirmed to be in development, but the project showed little signs of completion.
It’s been said that the project has cost Ubisoft a lot of money, and while the project has had its fair share of problems, it seems as though development continues.
In a recent investor Q&A, when Ubisoft was asked what they had in their pipeline, the company replied with:
This information is confidential until the games are officially announced to the gaming community. The games already known include Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™, Skull & Bones®, Mario + Rabbids®: Sparks of Hope, Roller Champions™, Star Wars, Beyond Good & Evil™ 2, the remakes of Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.
After this, various sources have confirmed that indeed, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in active development, and external playtesting for the game will be beginning this month. It seems as though the playtesting that’s being conducted with Beyond Good and Evil 2 is far more extensive, unlike how Ubisoft mainly does playtests, which usually only last for one week.
Despite getting revealed to excitement back in 2017, Beyond Good and Evil 2’s development has had a lot of problems. The game was in trouble back in 2020, when its director, Michel Ancel, reportedly left the project to work on a wildlife sanctuary. It was later reported a week later that Michael Ancel was a toxic leader.
It was also revealed that Beyond Good and Evil 2 had been in development for 7 years at that point. This means that currently, Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in active development for 9 years.