Ubisoft CEO Explains Why Beyond Good & Evil 2 Development Is Slow

The leading designer is also involved with other projects

By Andrei Dumitrescu on November 15th, 2012 00:41 GMT

Yves Guillemot, the chief executive officer at French publisher Ubisoft, says that development is still active for Beyond Good & Evil 2, but admits that work is slow and that fans might have some time to wait before hearing news linked to the new title.

The executive has told Polygon that, “What’s very important is that Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time. He was working on Rayman Origins last year, and he’s working a lot on Rayman Legends this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has.”

The company leader has sought to reassure the fan base by adding that, “It’s really a game that we’ve been working, we have worked on, and is a game that we want to do.”

He has also made it clear that Michel Ancel, the main creative force behind Beyond Good & Evil 2 is linked to Rayman Legends at the moment.

Ubisoft Montpellier has been working on the game since 2008, but the developers have only offered a few screenshots since then.

Initially, the game was supposed to arrive on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but since then, the team has announced that the title has been so long in development that it is now planned for the Wii U from Nintendo and for the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 will see the return of all the characters from the first game, although it is unclear whether the voice actors will all reprise their roles.

Michel Ancel has not offered information on the actual plot of his game, but he wants to keep the core experience of it, while also using different forms to express it.
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