Rayman creator and Beyond Good & Evil guardian Michel Ancel has stated that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still very much in development. Just don’t expect to see its release within the current hardware’s lifetime.
“We are in an active creation stage and at this moment we are only focusing on the game and making it the best game that we can,” Ancel said in a video interview.
Ancel wouldn’t make any call on what hardware we’ll end up seeing the game on, but he was quite telling in his belief that they game would need the power of next-generation hardware to live up to it’s full potential.
“That decision would just distract us from that objective. I can say that it’s a very ambitious game and we need some tech to achieve that ambition,” he said. “We focus on the game. We create it first, then we’ll see what can run it. We don’t say 2013 because we don’t know when it will come. We’re working to create a great game and it needs more tech,”.
Referring back to the Beyond Good Evil 2 gameplay video that was leaked almost 3 years ago to the day, Ancel admitted that the gameplay will bear similarities to the likes of Mirror’s Edge and Assassin’s Creed.
“We had this concept even before Mirror’s Edge launched. And we have a different approach to the first person perspective that Mirror’s Edge has. Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are closer to what we have in mind with the control of the character in a third person perspective,” he said.
“We use a very dynamic camera that shakes a lot during the action to add life to the camera giving the impression of an action news cover team following Jade. Maybe that could be similar to Mirror’s Edge but the game itself is very different.”