Though nothing has been seen of the new Beyond Good & Evil as yet, it's certainly a project being closely followed by fans of the original. Limited information and artwork has previously arrived via Michel Ancel's Instagram page, and he's now posted his longest message yet on the upcoming title.
Overall there's an image and a paragraph explaining that improvements in technology have made ideas scrapped for the original possible.
2008 Characters. The game was playable with many prototypes. All videos were realtime but we had too [many]technical issues. We wanted planet exploration, space travel, cities ... All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1 ... Instead of not doing the game of our dreams, we decided to return to 2D, have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond Good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic!
This follows on from rumours this week around the new title, with LetsPlayVideoGames.com describing it as a 'semi-reboot' that also fleshes out and goes beyond the ending of the original game, with the site also maintaining that it's an 'NX exclusive'. Ancel does call it Beyond Good and Evil 2 in his post, however, a change from the 'new' wording used before now. As with all of these things, including slightly off-the-cuff social media posts, it's easy to go down the rabbit hole with details like these.
What we do know is that the game is happening, and we sure hope that chatter around it coming to NX is true.