The first news in four years regarding the sequel to cult classic Beyond Good & Evil spread across the Internet earlier this week when series creator, Michel Ancel, confirmed the game to be in “active” development for next-generation consoles.
“We are in an active creation stage and at this moment we are only focusing on the game and making it the best game that we can,” said Ancel in a video interview with Toulouse Game [translated by the folks at NeoGAF.
Ancel was then asked about the platforms BG&E2 might show up on, to which he replied,
“That decision would just distract us from that objective. I can say that it’s a very ambitious game and we need some tech to achieve that ambition,” he said. “We focus on the game. We create it first, then we’ll see what can run it. We don’t say 2013 because we don’t know when it will come. We’re working to create a great game and it needs more tech.”
“We had this concept even before Mirror’s Edge launched. And we have a different approach to the first person perspective that Mirror’s Edge has. Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed are closer to what we have in mind with the control of the character in a third person perspective,” he said.
“We use a very dynamic camera that shakes a lot during the action to add life to the camera, giving the impression of an action news cover team following Jade. Maybe that could be similar to Mirror’s Edge but the game itself is very different.”
Since the initial report, what is believed to be an in-engine screenshots of the game have appeared on All Games Beta. And today, an environment tech video has made its way to YouTube and can be viewed below.
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