Following the massively anticipated announcement of Beyond Good and Evil 2 at the Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, the publisher also released a batch of artwork.
We get to meet the colorful cast of the game, including Dakini, Knox, Li Daiyu, Shani, and Zhou Yuzhu, and witness some beautiful locales, starships and vehicles.
The official press release also included a statement by Creative Director Michel Ancel, expressing his thanks to Ubisoft for having given the team the time and trust to get the game right.
“We know fans’ expectations for Beyond Good & Evil2 are enormous, which is why we first wanted to make sure we had a concept and technology that would astonish players. I’m incredibly thankful to Ubisoft and to the fans for giving us the time and the trust to get it right.
We’re creating a sci-fi space opera, a game where players fight for freedom alongside unforgettable characters and explore a stunning and vast solar system, all while capturing the spirit of Beyond Good & Evil.”
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also shared a comment explaining how the publisher is embracing live game development:
“Beyond Good & Evil2 represents everything that we love about making and playing games. Beyond Good & Evil2 will offer a unique creative vision and game world, will embrace live game development, and will push the boundaries of the latest hardware to deliver a truly memorable experience.”
We also get an official description, which you can read below.
“Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Beyond Good & Evil2 puts players in System 3, a solar system that is at the center of interstellar colonization and trade in the Milky Way in the 24th century. While private enterprises exploit hybrid slave for domination over resources, System 3 colonists struggle to survive and give meaning to their existence by weaving together the diverse heritages of Old Earth. So begins a new era of space piracy.
In this Action-Adventure you can play alone or with friends, everyone will take part in the intense action and drama found throughout System 3’s planets, moons and space. Beyond Good & Evil2 is being developed on Voyager, a new proprietary engine and set of tools the team at Ubisoft Montpellier spent three years building. This breakthrough technology is capable of generating vast worlds, tailor-made territories with rich, gorgeous environments, and robust online systems.
Fans who want to participate in the creation of BG&E2 can sign up now to join the Space Monkey Program. The Space Monkey Program is a new initiative from Ubisoft Montpellier that will directly connect players with members of the development team. Players will be able to share ideas and feedback, as well as have opportunities to participate in the game’s live development. To join the program, players can visit bgegame.com”
Ubisoft did not share any release window or platform for the game just yet, promising that they will be announced at “a later date.”
You can check out the images below, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy the release trailer and a video with Michel Ancel.