Beyond Good & Evil 2 does indeed seem to be under development, with additional confirmation of the project’s health coming from well-known journalist/insider Tom Henderson, who revealed that he had received word of Ubisoft’s upcoming start of external testing of the game.
A few days ago, there was confirmation that Beyond Good and Evil 2 was still in active development from Ubisoft itself, which named it as one of the games in the works while speaking at a financial conference with shareholders.
“This information is confidential until the games are announced to the community,” a Ubisoft spokesperson said, adding, however, a list of already known games that are in the works: “Already known games include Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Skull & Bones, Mario+ Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Roller Champions, Star Wars, Beyond Good & Evil 2, and remakes of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
So, Beyond Good and Evil 2 is obviously still among the games in active development at Ubisoft, but that’s not all: from what Henderson has been able to find out, the game also looks set to enter its external testing phases soon. This means that some builds that are in development will be sent to groups of testers outside of the development team, indicating some progress on the state of the game.
According to insiders, these playtests should be more intense and frequent than the standard sessions typically used by Ubisoft, which should also mean that the game already has a certain amount of time waiting for completion.