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Both the Beyond Good & Evil sequel and remaster were a no-show at Ubisoft Forward, and fans are distraught – Destructoid

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The Ubisoft Forward showcase on June 10 may have had some exciting new footage for Star Wars Outlaws and a reveal for the next Anno game, Anno 117: Pax Romana, but one beloved Ubisoft IP was glaringly absent. Yes, once again, Ubisoft had nothing to say about the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2, and not even the first game’s remaster was brought up. Naturally, fans of the series can’t help but be disappointed by the lack of news.

“We have lost again,” reads one blunt Reddit post, with a few other fans saying they “expected nothing and [are] still let down.” Another Reddit user shared a saddening piece of art depicting Jade and Pey’j, the protagonists of the first Beyond Good & Evil, wistfully staring at a photo of Pey’j as he appears in one of the trailers for Beyond Good & Evil 2. Said post is appropriately captioned with the popular “Hello darkness, my old friend” meme.

Plenty of fans admitted they weren’t surprised by the complete lack of Beyond Good & Evil 2, but had at least thought the first game’s remaster would make an appearance. One baffled fan wrote, “I wasn’t expecting BGE 2 in the Ubisoft Forward event, but no remaster is madness.” Another concurred, saying, “I cannot fathom why they wouldn’t even mention the anniversary edition–not even a teaser or vague release window? Such a shame.”

The confusion from fans is warranted. The Beyond Good & Evil remaster was formally announced in November 2023 (after it had accidentally leaked online), with Ubisoft promising to share more information in early 2024. We’re now in June, and there hasn’t been a single update on its release. Considering this remaster is being done to celebrate the original game’s 20th anniversary (which was in 2023), you’d think Ubisoft would want it out sooner rather than later. We do still have another six months left of 2024, so hopefully the remaster will still release before the end of the year, but it’s understandable why fans are worried about it given Ubisoft’s silence on the matter.

As for Beyond Good & Evil 2, who even knows what’s become of that project. Some consider the game vaporware at this point, with it being roughly seven years since its E3 2017 debut. It’s also the most delayed AAA game of all time, surpassing the previous record holder, Duke Nukem Forever, in 2022. Given its continued absence at Ubisoft’s gaming showcases, I wouldn’t be surprised if the game has undergone some significant overhauls and will end up looking quite different to its initial reveal… assuming it ever actually releases.


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