Rayman is keeping Michel Ancel busy
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been at the back of our minds for a while now, temporarily brought forward by the occasional quote reaffirming its continued existence. Here’s another one, this time from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.
Speaking to Polygon, he explained that Michel Ancel was busy with Rayman Origins, and is now preoccupied with Rayman Legends — “when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has. So the fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good and Evil 2.”
Guillemot continued, saying “It’s really a game that we’ve been working, we have worked on, and is a game that we want to do. But there are so many things that have to be done that, you know, this one is going to come in line at one point, but at the moment Michel is really onLegends.”
As long as it’s a damn good game when it does eventually happen, I think we’ll be fine with waiting it out. (Easier said than done!) Truth be told, at this point, I would rather they hold off slightly until we’re further into the next console cycle. It’s been said that BG&E 2 will be very ambitious, so more familiarity with the new hardware would be reassuring. Plus, there are far worse titles Ancel could be working on in the mean time.