Ubisoft has decided to release a statement on Beyond Good & Evil 2, following the news that Michel Ancel — one of the game's original creative leads — is retiring from the industry. It's been a long time since we've seen anything of the project, and it's been in development for years now.
But, according to Ubisoft, that development is progressing well. It says: "Beyond Good and Evil 2 is well underway and we are currently concentrating on core development and production milestones."
The statement goes into a little more detail: "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. The team’s collective strength has us well on our way to developing a flagship next-generation action-adventure game. We 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."
The bottom line here is that we should be seeing more of Beyond Good & Evil 2 at some point next year. The team's "aiming" to show us the game "in action" — and that's the project's next milestone. Hopefully it all works out, eh?
In case it wasn't already clear, Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still a long way from being finished. We'll have to wait and see how it looks when it supposedly gets shown off in 2021.