Beyond Good & Evil Summary
Michel Ancel, the designer behind Beyond Good and Evil and Rayman, recently sat down for a chat with fellow industry legend Tim Schafer as part of Double Fine’s “Devs Play” Youtube series. Ancel shares a lot of fascinating details about Beyond Good and Evil’s development, including one particularly bizarre story involving kidnapping, robbery, and public nudity.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been rumoured for years, but finally Ubisoft has that creator Michael Ancel is returning to the world of the cult action-adventure game.
The news comes after it was revealed that Ancel had formed his own studio, Wild Sheep Studio, despite remaining an employee of Ubisoft Montpellier.
Michel Ancel, creator of Beyond Good & Evil, has said now that the new consoles are "around the corner we're working on them," with Ubisoft figuring out how to squeeze them for all they're worth.
They are "still things we need to understand" on them, and admits he has Beyond Good & Evil 'always in mind'. He adds "it'd be painful" to bring out a new game on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 has had a troubled development cycle, having an intriguing E3 2009 teaser, but almost no other information save conflicting reports that the game was either cancelled or that the game was still being worked on.
However, at an invite-only event in Montpelier, VT event, series creator Michel Ancel stunned attendees by showing off actual footage from the game.
Ubisoft senior VP of sales and marketing, Tony Key, says Michel Ancel's new Rayman: Origins performing well will give him "more leeway for other opportunities" like Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Ancel "has to build up his studio," said Key. Beyond Good & Evil's "whimsical style" at the heart of Rayman: Origins and it'll "appeal to more than just younger gamers." BG&E HD doing very well.