Beyond Good & Evil 2 is officially in pre-production after a long interval. Creator Michel Ancel now explains what took so long and gives a taste of what the sequel is all about.
Ancel posted the above art on his Instagram account with the following text:
The game was playable with many prototypes. All videos where realtime but we had too much technical issues. We wanted planet exploration, space travel, cities… All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1… Instead of not doing the game of our dreams, we decided to return to 2d, have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic !
[Source: Michel Ancel's Instagram]
We've all been waiting anxiously for the sequel, but it's good to hear that Ancel stuck to his guns to pursue the original vision for the game instead of rushing something out that would have fallen short.