Beyond Good & Evil 2 Still Running for Next-Gen, Confirms Ancel
Written Monday, May 07, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel has reaffirmed that a sequel to the game is still in production, but it won't be released for this generation of consoles.
Speaking in an interview with the Toulouse Game Show, Ancel said, "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."
Though he wouldn't specify which platform that the game would release on, Ancel did say that it will require the power of next-generation hardware. "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."
Since its announcement back in 2008, official BG&E2 news has been a little thin on the ground, beyond some leaks, rare public appearances and publisher assurances. What we have seen, however, has been pretty special.
When quizzed on that old, leaked footage, Ancel discussed the gameplay a little, saying that BG&E2 will feature parkour gameplay that has more in common with Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed than Mirror's Edge.
"We had this concept even before Mirror's Edge launched," said Ancel. "And we have a different approach to the first person perspective that Mirror's Edge has. Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed are closer to what we have in mind with the control of the character in a third person perspective."
I've chucked the vids below, just 'cos they're great.
[Translation via NeoGaf]