The Future of a BG&E Sequel May be Contingent Upon Success of Rayman: Origins

November 11, 2011Written by Alex Osborn

If you loved Michael Ancel’s work on Beyond Good & Evil, but are a bit weary of the super-whimsical 2D platformer that is Rayman: Origins, Ubisoft has a proposition that may just sell you on eveyone’s favorite limbless hero.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is undoubtedly a project that Ancel would like to work on; however, with limited resources at Ubisoft and less than stellar sales of the original, it has been hard for the studio to justify funding such an ambitious project. But if gamers decide to go out and support Rayman: Origins, Ubisoft may just have it in their budget (and heart) to help expedite the development of a BG&E 2.

Speaking to IndustryGamers, Ubisoft’s Tony Key explained how consumers can best support the future of Michael Ancel’s endeavors:

If all the people that love Beyond Good & Evil understand [Ancel] is more than a one trick pony and if Rayman: Origins does well, it gives him more leeway for other opportunities because he has to build up his studio.

Beyond Good & Evil HD is doing very well on PSN and Xbox Live and there’s a lot of people coming back, and if they choose to do a sequel the audience is bigger than before.

So there you have it. If you want another entry in Jade’s adventure, then go out and pick up Rayman: Origins when it launches next week.