BG&E2 is an ambitious game that’s huge in scope. Ubisoft showed off early gameplay at E3 2018, and over two years later, Brunier said there’s still “a lot more to do.” His crew at Ubisoft Montpellier is expanding and Ubisoft Paris has joined the project as a partner studio.
Meanwhile, Michel Ancel, the creator of Beyond Good & Evil and the former director of the prequel, has left Ubisoft. He wrote in an Instagram post that he’s stepping away from games to work at a wildlife sanctuary. Brunier noted Ancel hasn’t worked on BG&E2 for quite some time in any case, so his departure won’t have an impact on development. Both of them suggested BG&E2 is in good hands.
Ancel was also working on a game called Wild (appropriately enough), which we first heard about all the way back in 2014. He said that, like BG&E2, work on the prehistoric survival title is “going super well.”