The leaked video first popped up on YouTube and then became an official teaser during the Ubidays event in May last year. It came as excellent news to the loyal cult following generated by the original Beyond Good & Evil on the PS2.
But since then, the negative rumors have been flying; the sequel didn't arrive with Ubisoft when they came to E3, and the latest news isn't encouraging. As reported by GameSpot , Ubisoft told Gamersyde staff writer Colin Solal Cardo that the game "had been placed on indefinite hold." Apparently, a Ubisoft representative at GamesCom last week said:
"I got confirmation at Cologne's Gamescom that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is on hold for now. No idea if it's def or temporary but it sucks."
This comes not long after Ubisoft's North American director Laurent Detoc told IndustryGamers that it "remains to be seen" whether BG&E2 ever comes out. At this point, it's tough to say what's going to happen, but there are plenty of disappointed fans out there. Beyond Good & Evil was one of those games that managed to generate a loyal and vocal following; a following that has been pining for a sequel ever since. But perhaps the team has run into a snag in development, or something…whatever the reason, we'll just cross our fingers and hope for the best.