If you're old enough to remember Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement, then you'll be pleased to know that it's still in active development…fifteen years on.
If Ubisoft had originally set out with the goal of developing a game with the world's longest turnaround time, then hey, consider that goal well and truly accomplished. However, if it was to bring the fabled Beyond Good & Evil 2 to an actual playable state, then, you know, mission failed. Because let's face it—these guys are pretty much fighting a losing battle at this point, as they have been ever since reviving the project back in 2017.
It's 2023, which means the sequel to 2003's lukewarm action-adventure game has been in “active” development for just shy of 15 years or so now. Turns out, this is actually a record-breaking milestone for being the longest development endurance test in video game history. And yet, in spite of all the rumors and speculation, Ubisoft remains adamant that it's making progress, and that it's still due to release at some stage in the future despite making mass cancellations across the board.
So, What's Happening?
Of course, it wasn't all that long ago that Ubisoft canned seven of its own projects, which included Ghost Recon Frontline and a VR adaptation of the beloved Splinter Cell saga. In light of these sudden cancellations, Ubisoft did go on to claim that, although news surrounding Beyond Good & Evil 2 was in short supply, it was still very much a work-in-progress.
It's almost impossible to say what the current state of the ever-elusive sequel is, but one thing remains clear: Ubisoft, as much as it sings the IP's praises, really couldn't care less about meeting its own deadlines.
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