Beyond Good and Evil 2 is Still Alive

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is Still Alive

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The long awaited sequel to Beyond Good and Evil is in the "active creation stage."

You know how in survival movies there's always one guy who wants to remain in the crashed spaceship/plane/bus and wait for rescue, even though it's obviously not coming? I feel like that guy every time I write about Beyond Good and Evil 2. It's coming, people. It's coming. You just have to have hope.

Though perhaps my faith is about to be rewarded. According to Michel Ancel, BG&E 2 is now off the back burner and has entered active development.

"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,"he told Toulouse Game in an interview later translated by NeoGAF.

Ancel didn't give much away about the game, not even which console it would be appearing on.

"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."

Previous reports indicated that BG&E 2 wouldn't be coming out until the next hardware generation was well established. What is apparently a leaked screenshot of the game has been circulating the internet - you can see it in the top right there. It looks nice, but next-gen nice? Perhaps not.

When asked about the game's leaked concept video, which some have said bears a resemblance to Mirror's Edge, Ancel responded that the game draws more from Ubisoft's platformers, Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed than EA's first person parkour game.

"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," he said. "Maybe that could be similar to Mirror's Edge but the game itself is very different."

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I'm glad you made a note here, Grey.

OT: I saw this on an article of cancelled stuff on a link from VGcharts. BGAE2 was the cover pic, but not in the article.

It's nice to know that BG&E 2 hasn't been canceled, but I hate the fact that I have wait even longer for it to come out. With that said, I'm curious how will the final version of BG&E 2 will look.

"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 [...]"

Please... please... PLEASE either don't do this, or offer an option to turn it off. It is bad enough this technique is overused in films these days. A worthy followup to BG&E does not need a gimmick like this. There are other and better ways to make it clear that Jade is as much a journalist as an action hero.

Nope, until I see a final release date and in stores, it retains it's spot next to Half-Life 3 as games that will not appear in my lifetime.

God I can't wait for this game, BGaE1 was one of my favorite games of all time. I'm just scared that this will fall short of my expectations.

(p.s, Ubisoft, take note of Minecraft. We do not care how technologically advanced a game is, so long as its fun. In this case, we want more of what was good with the first game: the characters, the fun gameplay, the dungeon design, etc. Graphics really don't mean that much to us)

So, it's reached the same stage as Half Life (Episode) 3?

... yay?

Freechoice:
I'm glad you made a note here, Grey.

OT: I saw this on an article of cancelled stuff on a link from VGcharts. BGAE2 was the cover pic, but not in the article.

Seriously? Why would they do that?! D:

Now what game are they going encourage you to buy so that work on it may continue? Don't suppose anyone knows if Ubisoft have any new IPs on the way?

Not even the mention of shaky cam can ruin this moment.

It's fucking happening!

I wonder when the release date will be...same day as the next COD?

Well thats good to know always did wonder whatever happened to the BG&E 2. but somethings odd about the trailer though it seems abit off to me.

okay, whoever on that team thinks shakycam is fun, just toss em out of the airlock please

that's not a real newscrew, that's a real BADLY TRAINED AMATEUR CAMERAMAN THAT NOBODY RESPECTS

weirdguy:
okay, whoever on that team thinks shakycam is fun, just toss em out of the airlock please

that's not a real newscrew, that's a real BADLY TRAINED AMATEUR CAMERAMAN THAT NOBODY RESPECTS

No action game I'm aware of emulates the cinematography style of a news package.

its nice to know its not dead but it sounds like its on life support so until i get a release date I'll just keep crying myself to sleep

YES! About damn time, I say.

Grey Carter:

"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," he said. "Maybe that could be similar to Mirror's Edge but the game itself is very different."

I really hope there's an option to turn the shaky-cam off. Since it makes me nauseous, if it's not changeable I might need to skip this game, which would be a damn shame.

Does this mean I should get the first one before I'm left out of the loop again?

When asked about the game's leaked concept video, which some have said bears a resemblance to Mirror's Edge, Ancel responded that the game draws more from Ubisoft's platformers, Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed than EA's first person parkour game.

Call me old fashioned, but I'd like to hear the developers of Beyond Good & Evil 2 saying that they drew some inspiration from Beyond Good & Evil.

Freechoice:
I'm glad you made a note here, Grey.

Yes, I'd definitely say it was a huge success.

To be more on topic, I'm predicting that this will be the Duke Nukem Forever of cult classics. Which will be quite disappointing. Yay pessimism

Well, from that leaked video, I could understand why it requires better tech.
Not so much because of the fancy visuals, as much as how much is going on.
Big environments, open maps, tons of models. Lots of AIs, and some of them fairly complex.
That being said, if the finished product is like that video... that'd be pretty awesome.
Also, I've become aware that I am unaware of the original game (I mean, I've seen images n' stuff, I remember vaguely seeing ads for it what it came out, I just don't remember what it was about.) To the Wikimobile!

I really hope this comes through~! I never got a chance to finish my original copy on the Xbox, but I own it on the 360. It's just a matter of deciding whether to play it now, or wait until I'm close to a release date so I can hype myself up.

I wonder if they'll keep the numerous stealthy bits... You know, like Assassin's Creed stealth, but actually difficult!

Really I can't remember much about BG&E except they pulled off the driving, stealthing, collecting, minigames and the flying really damn well.

Yeah this sequel better not be another Duke Nukem Forever. Forget nostalgia ruining (i'm not old enough for the first DN games XP) that game was fundamentally broken!

BG&G 2 might just stay Vapourware, and that's ok, we don't need another shit sequel ruining a beloved franchise

Snnrk!

I am looking forward to the sequel, but I hope they change the graphical style later down the line, it's far too realistic, I'd prefer something in the vein of the first one; bold and colourful, the graphics in that trailer just look too washed out and nowhere near vibrant enough.

... I want this. I've wanted this since the teaser trailer.

Give it to me, Ancel.

... do it. e_e

I hope they don't call it Beyond Good and Evil 2 whenever it does come out.

Besides it just being a dumb name, the game is already likely to be a tough sell. Tieing it so closely on the surface to a game very few people even remember now will just make things worse.

Given Nvidia's predictions about the improvement of their Tegra platform perhaps we'll see BG&E2 on phones as the graphically superior option in 2014.

The camera shake is terrible. A bad movie idea poorly used in games.

Say what they will, Mirror's Edge unarmed girl running with guards shooting at her with assault rifles, sniper rifles and .50 cal machine guns was good except for the unnecessary story about guards trying to shoot an unarmed girl in the BACK! At least Jade has a sword. Maybe it is an Uzi sword. Yeah, that would be perfect. Except for the lousy camera shake. And guards trying to shoot a girl in the BACK! Past that it is original as an Angry Turds rip-off.

 

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