Beyond Good & Evil 2 would be “painful” on current-gen

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 00:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel has reiterated that a sequel to the cult-classic adventure will have to be a next-gen affair.

“I think [on current platforms] Beyond Good & Evil 2 was possible, but it’d be painful,” Ancel told Gamereactor.

“It’s always possible to do anything on any kind of console, but sometimes you need to spend your energy not on the optimizations or things like that.

“Now that we have the [new] consoles around the corner we’re working on them. We’re trying to see how we can get the power out of those consoles because there are still things we need to understand on those consoles, but yes, Beyond Good & Evil is a project I always have in mind and I hope good things will come for this project very soon.”

Don’t expect a Wii U version then, I guess.

Now that next-generation consoles are just months away, Ancel’s comments aren’t us unbearable as they were in September 2011.

We were pretty sure Ubisoft would bring Beyond Good & Evil 2 to E3 2013 but our hopes were dashed. In fact, although the project was definitely on the go at one stage, it’s now sort of on Ubisoft’s bucket list rather than in active development.

Quite sensibly, Ubisoft has sworn off even talking about it.

Thanks, NintendoLife.