Ubisoft has told investors and fans on multiple occasions that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development despite reports claiming that the project is on the verge of getting canned. A new report by known insider Tom Henderson now claims that Beyond Good and Evil 2 still hasn’t moved past early development phase, with the reported playtesting being done utilizing low-quality assets that look nothing like the 2018 pre-alpha walkthrough.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has long been considered vaporware
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has set a record for having the lengthiest development period – 15 years and counting – surpassing 2011’s Duke Nukem Forever. Much like Rockstar Games’ Agent, the game seems to be vaporware at this point. The only difference is that Rockstar chose to remain silent about the project and never officially confirmed its cancellation. In Ubisoft’s case, the company insists that development is progressing but from the sound of things, we’re not sure “progressing” is the right word for what’s happening here.
“The majority of the images and footage provided to Insider Gaming show bare planets with blocked structures for buildings,” Henderson wrote on his website. His sources have said that playtesters are being told that development is still in early phases.