Ubisoft reveals a brand new developer diary for Beyond Good and Evil 2. The new featurette shows developer Ubisoft Montpellier hard at work on the game and also includes new information about characters and spaceships.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 was one of the biggest stories of E3 2017 as Ubisoft re-revealed the hotly anticipated game to much applause from fans.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Development Has Heated Up ‘Significantly’ Since E3
As explained by series’ creator Michel Ancel, the Ubisoft Montpellier team hopes to keep things “very hot,” as in, it wants to keep people talking about Beyond Good and Evil 2 all the way through development.
Ancel considers Space Monkey Program members (the fan feedback group) as an extra part of the development team and Ubisoft Montpellier regularly reaches out to them to see what they’re thinking. These developer diaries are also part of that outreach.
This particular developer diary gives fans a look at some of the game’s characters, as Beyond Good and Evil 2 allows players to recruit crewmates. The player character (who can be a female protagonist if you so choose) is a space pirate captain and Ancel says that the entire game is based on the relationships that you have with your crewmates.
“Everything a pirate is doing in the mythology of pirate, put space in front of it and we’ll do it in the game. I want space boarding, I want space treasure hunts,” adds senior producer Guillaume Brunier. Some of the available crew characters are hybrids (animal/human hybrids who are an oppressed class in the game world) and so it will be interesting to see how many quests and activities in the game focus on that class struggle.
As a game about space pirates, Beyond Good and Evil 2 will also feature plenty of spaceships. Content director Julien Chevalier says that fans can expect smaller vehicles such as the Tuk-Tuk as well as bigger vehicles like the humongous Mother Ship. There are a variety of ships on offer, many of which are inspired by different animals, and it seems likely that each design will offer benefits and trade-offs.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in the “conception phase,” explains the dev diary voiceover, meaning that the game is still a long way out from being released. But hopefully, this will give the team plenty of time to gather more feedback, polling fans on exactly what they want from the game.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 does not yet have a release date and platforms have not been confirmed.
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