Beyond Good and Evil 2 development is actually going quite well. According to a report, the game has now entered external playtesting meaning QA testers are currently playing with the latest build to find bugs, and issues and report feedback to Ubisoft regarding the overall experience. Beyond Good and Evil 2 was originally announced way back in 2017 during an impressive E3 trailer and we haven’t heard or seen much about the game since.
Wait I lie, we have heard reports that Beyond Good and Evil 2 was going through some troubled development. Last year, reports claimed that the development behind the game was costing Ubisoft a lot of money and in turn, wasn’t showing results.
Ubisoft last mentioned Beyond Good and Evil 2 during Q&A session earlier this year when the company confirmed the game was still part of its current development lineup.
“This information is confidential until the games are officially announced to the gaming community. The games already known include Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™, Skull & Bones®, Mario + Rabbids®: Sparks of Hope, Roller Champions™, Star Wars, Beyond Good & Evil™ 2, the remakes of Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®.”
“There are also future projects for our brands, with among others Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, Tom Clancy’s The Division® and our investments in F2P, including XDefiant, Rainbow Six Mobile, The Division Mobile, The Division Heartland and Ghost Recon Frontline. As previously stated, Ubisoft boasts the richest game pipeline in its history for years to come.”
According to Exputer, they have received confirmation that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is now in playtesting. However, there’s no word on the current state of the game. We also learnt that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is seeing a more active playtest than other Ubisoft games. For example, in-development titles such as The Division Heartland and XDefiant only run tests once every few weeks. Beyond Good and Evil 2, on the other hand, is reportedly running tests daily.
Again, this doesn’t give us any sort of idea of the game’s state. Beyond Good and Evil 2 was in development for seven years before Ubisoft announced the game. It is now approaching ten years of development. During that time, multiple leads departed the project including Michel Ancel. Ubisoft also suffered from its toxic workplace lawsuit that saw even more studio heads forcefully removed from their positions.
The company is set to host its Ubisoft Forward event in September. We don’t know if Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be there but we can only hope.