Beyond Good and Evil 2 has officially been in development longer than any other game, the previous Guinness World Record holder being Duke Nukem Forever (in the category of Longest development period for a video game) for that particular dubious honor. Brandon SinclairThe Managing Editor of GamesIndustry.biz saw this feat and summed it up quite succinctly:
Ubisoft first officially started talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 in 2008, which was before Push Square even existed (if you can imagine such an unknown, desolate age). A CGI trailer for the project was released, and it was like that, for years. Ubisoft maintained that the project was still in development, but outside of rumors and concept art, it wasn’t until E3 2017 that we saw the game in any meaningful way, though it was just another CGI trailer.
Again, things calmed down. 2020 Series creator Michel Ansel left Ubisoft, and the company stated that “Beyond Good and Evil 2 is well underway, and we are currently focusing on key development and production milestones.”
Fast forward to 2022, and we brought you news that the title was still in pre-production, and (six months later) had just found its lead writer. This is where things stand at the moment, and we still have no indication of a release date. It looks like this particular record is going to be hard to beat, especially considering that Challenger Dead Island 2 is actually releasing in February.
When, if ever, do you think we’ll see Beyond Good and Evil 2? Can a game possibly be worth such a long wait? Give your thumbs up in the comments section below.
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