Beyond Good and Evil 2 just passed "important internal milestone," will show more in 2021

By Heidi Nicholas,
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been conspicuously absent from the last few Ubisoft Forward events — and, in fact, there's been little news on the game in the four years since it was announced. The last two Ubisoft digital showcases passed without a mention, but Ubisoft Montpellier has provided a reassuring update that all is well with the game.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

In a Ubisoft news post, Guillaume Brunier, senior producer on the game, says, "Beyond Good and Evil 2 is well underway and we are currently concentrating on core development and production milestones." Brunier commented on the departure of Michel Ancel, who announced today that he would be leaving the team to work on his "second passion." He'll no longer be working on video games, and is instead preparing to work with a "wild life open sanctuary dedicated to education , nature lovers and ... wild animals."

Ancel adds that "many of you might want to know what will happen to Wild and BGE2. No worries, since many months now the teams are autonomous and the projects are going super well. Beautiful things to be seen soon," and Brunier elaborates on this, saying, "as Michel noted, he hasn’t been directly involved in BG&E2 for some time now, as the team have been hard at work building on top of the solid creative foundation he helped shape." Brunier also confirmed that "the team’s collective strength has us well on our way to developing a flagship next-generation action-adventure game" and that it recently "passed an important internal milestone, delivering a build that proves our Space Pirate Fantasy and offers hours of gameplay and an incredible level of freedom in a seamless online sandbox, building upon the promise of our tech demos shown at E3." Ubisoft is planning to expand the team working on the game, and is aiming to show more of the "game in action" at some point in 2021, "once we pass our next internal production milestones."

We'll keep you posted, and update when we hear more about the game. In the meantime, it's good to hear all is well with Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.