Ubisoft: Michel Ancel Not Currently Working on Beyond Good & Evil 2
Posted by Andy Green
He's "like 300 people", but all of them are focused on Rayman Legends
Beyond Good & Evil 2 is a Ubisoft project that we know is on the way - we just don't know any specifics yet.
Ubisoft Montpellier is the studio behind the game, with Michel Ancel at the helm. However, Ancel has been reasonably busy as of late, what with the development of Rayman Legends, so the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil appears to be on the backburner for now.
In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft's managing director Xavier Poix addressed the notion that Ancel is too busy with other projects, jokingly saying he is "300 people. Each of them is doing something".
If Beyond Good & Evil 2 is made at some point, then Michel will have to focus those 300 people on that one thing. Today it’s Rayman Legends.
[Beyond Good & Evil is] one of those rare games where, each time I have the opportunity to speak with gamers or the press, we talk about that. There’s something magical about this game. It’s always on our mind, what we could do with it. But there’s nothing to say right now.
Ubisoft is being very tight-lipped on this one, though the game is starting to be spoken about more in recent weeks. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said the game is coming, but news will emerge when the developer has something new to tell.
Perhaps once Rayman Legends is finally released in September, the 300 men of Michel Ancel will focus on Beyond Good & Evil 2 and we'll start to hear more about it.
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