Oh, god damn it. This isn’t what we wanted to hear. Ubisoft has announced its plans for E3, with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and a new Driver game to be shown, but it’s not what we were hoping for. What we were hoping for was a big unveiling of Beyond Good and Evil 2.
However, inside sources are now revealing that original lead designer and the creative mind behind Beyond Good and Evil, Michael Ancel, is leaving Ubisoft. Sigh.
Sources have told French website Wootgaming.fr that Ancel is set to build his own studio with another unnamed Ubisoft developer, following internal problems during the development of Beyond Good and Evil 2. You know, that game that was announced, short trailer shown, and now hopes and dreams dashed. Here’s a clue, it’s not Duke Nukem Forever.
Of course, Ubisoft owns the rights to the game, but without Ancel does it have much hope? The game’s not only been rumoured to have been put on hold again, it’s apparently likely that it’s been ditched altogether. Wootgaming claims that the game is in advanced stages, which makes this news all the more saddening.
The website appears to trust its inside sources, claiming that this isn’t a rumour, though we should wait for confirmation from Ubisoft. So…it’s a rumour then. Lets hope it’s an untrue rumour.