Despite a rough week with delays and cancellations, Ubisoft provides fans with a glimmer of hope by confirming that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development.
After a difficult week marked by the cancellation of several games and yet another delay for Skull and Bones, Ubisoft brings some good news to fans by confirming that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development.
Last week, Ubisoft published a press release revealing that the release of Skull and Bones has been pushed to "early 2023-24" and that three previously unannounced projects have been canceled, as the company has faced a challenging financial year in 2022.
In addition, the publisher admitted that sales of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023 fell short of its expectations. As a result, the company's stock prices dropped significantly, causing concern among investors.
The cancellation of the unannounced games also raised fears among fans that Beyond Good and Evil 2, which has been delayed multiple times and has not received a significant update in some time, may have been one of the games that were abandoned by Ubisoft.
However, the company recently shared a short update on the title. Speaking to PCGamesN, a Ubisoft spokesperson noted that the game's development "is underway and the team is hard at work to deliver on its ambitious promise." Unfortunately, the update provided little additional information, leaving fans to continue to wait for further developments.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development for around 15 years already. The game was first announced in 2008 but then disappeared from the public's attention for several years before re-emerging with a new cinematic trailer at E3 2018. The project was initially planned as a sequel to the original adventure game. However, due to multiple delays, the developers eventually abandoned the original plans to create a sequel and instead opted to make a prequel set in a vast open world.
The title still doesn't have an estimated release date, but, according to well-known leaker and insider Tom Henderson, Ubisoft has already started closed testing.
Despite the delay of Skull and Bones and the cancellation of three unannounced games, Ubisoft has a variety of projects in development, such as The Division Heartland, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin's Creed Mirage, the multiplayer-focused Assassin's Creed Infinity, and a remake of the original Splinter Cell game.
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