Beyond Good and Evil 2 recently hired a former Blizzard developer as its lead writer, giving fans some hope that the anticipated Ubisoft sequel is shaping up nicely. However, rumours surfaced last month suggesting that the game entered external playtesting. We now have feedback from the playtest and it’s not looking pretty. Some playtesters have stated that it simply “lacks direction”.
Playtesters who took part in last month’s Beyond Good and Evil 2 playtest have given Exputer some early impressions. One source said that the game “lacks direction” while another stated that they had “no idea what I was doing when playing.”
Footage of the game seen by industry insiders suggests that it has possibly been rebooted at Ubisoft, though these playtest reports appear to paint a picture of a project that’s still very rough around the edges. The hiring of an ex-Blizzard writer just adds further credibility to the rumours that it had been rebooted.
As for the rest of the feedback, playtesters reported creating a custom character in the beginning; one being based on a shark and the other on a panda. They only managed to play a small section of the game, but that was enough to leave players a bit perplexed at the game’s overall direction.
Ubisoft remains confident in Beyond Good and Evil 2 despite going through some rocky development for over a decade. The game hasn’t resurfaced since its last showing at Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference, leaving fans very concerned about its future. Hopefully the company will have more to show in the coming months, though we wouldn’t hold our breath. As with all rumours and reports, take this with a grain of salt for now.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently in development.