14 years plus! It can be assumed that several years of development for Beyond Good & Evil 2 are required.
As the well-known leaker “Tom Henderson” reports, the development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 seems to be still in the early stages.
This year the game has overtaken another long-running player: Duke Nukem Forever had a development time of 14 years, Beyond Good & Evil 2 has also reached this limit and will probably go on for a few more years.
The first game tests started in the summer of this year, whereby the testers were probably informed of the early development phase of the game. This was probably also expressed internally and to people who were new to the project.
An anonymous source gave Insider Gaming the opportunity to see for themselves on the condition that the material not be published.
The description goes like this: “The majority of the images and footage provided to Insider Gaming showed bare planets with blocked structures for building. Any structures that had any form of detail were of very poor quality; almost as if the game was being played on an extremely low setting.”
It can be assumed that after the walkthrough of the pre-alpha demo shown in 2018, development was restarted. The level of detail at that time is nowhere to be found in the available material. Only the spaceships were similar to the material shown in 2018, it is said.
Ubisoft was contacted for comment prior to publishing the article.
The reply read: “Development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 is ongoing and the team is working hard to deliver on their ambitious promise.”
How quickly Ubisoft can transform the game from its current state into a full-fledged title is hard to estimate. Apparently it will be a while before players can play the title. Tom Henderson assumes that several years will pass.