Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still happening

Ubisoft has given its clearest indication yet that a new game in the Beyond Good & Evil saga is still in development

The original Beyond Good & Evil, a quirky yet brilliant 2003 action adventure from Rayman creator Michel Ancel, is rightly regarded as an all-time classic but news on the eagerly awaited sequel has been slow to emerge.

Now, it seems, Ubisoft has given its clearest indication yet that a new game in the saga is still in development. "It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game," the publisher told Ubisoft. "The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we’ll have more to share later, as it progresses."

The statement comes as Ancel has revealed he has set up a new indie developer called Wild Sheep Studio. The small company has a team of just 13, and is already working on something new. However, Ancel will split his time between this new venture and his role at Ubisoft's Montpelier studio, where he crafted the wonderful Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends titles.

"In addition to spending some of his time on this new venture, Michel is leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier, including an extremely ambitious new title that is very close to his and the team’s heart," said Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft's French studios.

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Release Date: 01/08/2014