It looks like Michel Ancel lied on Beyond Good and Evil 2 not being at E3 2017 - in fact, it was the game that ended Ubisoft's conference on a high note.
This will be a different game when compared to the first installment, though. First of all, it's a prequel; secondly, it's an online cooperative game. Here's what we know so far.
Journey to System 3, for the prequel to one of Ubisoft’s most beloved games! Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. Play the adventure by yourself or with friends in a vast and seamless online playground.
In this Action-Adventure, you can play alone or with friends, everyone will take part in the intense action and drama found throughout System 3’s planets, moons and space. Beyond Good & Evil2 is being developed on Voyager, a new proprietary engine and set of tools the team at Ubisoft Montpellier spent three years building. This breakthrough technology is capable of generating vast worlds, tailor-made territories with rich, gorgeous environments, and robust online systems.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the spiritual successor to the cult classic, a prequel that will transport players into a profoundly multicultural world, capturing the spirit of the original with grandiose decors and intense dramas that play out across a vast universe. Through the Space Monkey Program, Ubisoft Montpellier will be developing the game alongside its community of fans.
System 3 has become the center of interstellar trade and colonization in the Milky Way of the 24th century, thanks to the creation of Hybrid slaves. While private enterprises fight over resources and power, the first colonists weave together the rich and diverse spiritual and cultural heritages of Old Earth to give meaning to their existence. In this new era of piracy, we will rise from lowly pirate to legendary captain at the helm of massive star-faring vessels, adventuring alongside crews of colorful characters to fight for freedom and the right to determine our own fate among the stars.
Michel Ancel, Creative Director, said:
We know fans’ expectations for Beyond Good & Evil 2 are enormous, which is why we first wanted to make sure we had a concept and technology that would astonish players. I’m incredibly thankful to Ubisoft and to the fans for giving us the time and the trust to get it right. We’re creating a sci-fi space opera, a game where players fight for freedom alongside unforgettable characters and explore a stunning and vast solar system, all while capturing the spirit of Beyond Good & Evil.
No release date or platforms were announced yet, but stay tuned for more on Beyond Good and Evil 2.