Ubisoft makes some pretty classy titles, but if there’s one thing that the French developer is notorious for, it’s video game release delays. Taking a look at one of their highly prospective IPs, it has surfaced that the sequel to Beyond Good and Evil is going down in history as the most delayed game ever.
The original Beyond Good and Evil came out way back in 2003 for PC and classic consoles like PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube and was later ported to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 just as well. Its genre is third-person action-adventure with enticing melee combat and an intriguing storyline.
- Beyond Good and Evil 2 was first teased at an event called Ubidays in 2008 and has not come out ever since then.
- It now holds the title of being the most delayed game ever in history, overtaking Duke Nukem Forever by a good margin.
- Beyond Good and Evil 2 had another announcement to its name at E3 2017, but word has again been silent on the game ever since.
It’s just a resounding pity that what could’ve been so great isn’t particularly stealing the spotlight anymore. After the game’s proper announcement at E3 2017, fans were thrilled to visualize the sequel given the overly remarkable style of the title’s reveal.
However, time has seemingly gone on and we didn’t even realize the gravity of the period passed. It has now been more than 5,238 days since Beyond Good and Evil 2’s very first reveal in 2008, which is roughly 14 and a half years. This was first realized by Twitter user Brendan Sinclair as you can comprehend from the tweet ahead.
Duke Nukem Forever went 5,156 days from its announcement in 1997 to its release in 2011.
It has been 5,234 days since the first Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer was released.
— Brendan Sinclair (@BrendanSinclair) September 28, 2022
For comparison, we have another game landing in the spotlight — Duke Nukem Forever — which has apparently suffered from a similar fate. The only difference is that DNF did eventually release, but it’s another story that the game lived up to a total disappointment, all things considered.
As for Beyond Good and Evil 2, the precursor has already been set, and things could go differently than Duke Nukem Forever. We hope to God that way. According to our sources, the game has begun external playtesting in relatively recent times.
Still, the title has been “claimed” to be in development hell for quite a while now, so fingers are still crossed as to what the final product is going to look like. In our opinion, Beyond Good and Evil 2 still needs a few more years and that’s basically a no-brainer at this point.
In 2020, the director of the IP—Michael Ancel—departed the project to spend his time elsewhere but did leave while affirming that the project is going “super well.” We haven’t heard much from him, the company, or anyone else from that point onward regarding the title’s actual release and whether it is truly doing well.
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