Ubisoft has given PlayStation LifeStyle an official statement debunking the report.
What was reported by IGN is untrue. Michel is still leading creative development of several exciting projects being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier.
We’ll let you know if anything changes.
Still waiting for Beyond Good & Evil 2? Well, you’ll have to keep on waiting. In a report by IGN (that has since been pulled for unknown reasons), it reported that Beyond Good & Evil 2 Game Director Michael Ancel is no longer working on the project.
This tidbit was revealed by Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft.
So he’s a busy guy right now. But no…. He’s got things going on and I can’t really comment on his bandwidth. I know he’s very busy. We still work with him on things.
While there’s the chance that someone else took over the reins, that doesn’t seem to be the case as Key admits “there’s nothing to talk about right now.”
There’s just nothing to talk about right now. We don’t really have anything to say. We appreciate how much people really want it.
Ubisoft confirmed last year that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is in development; though we haven’t heard any updates since then.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for an official statement and will update the story if and when they reply.