A while back ago a picture was released on social media hinting that Beyond and Evil 2 was in the works but was never confirmed until today when Ubisoft showed a cinematic trailer to introduce the game during its E3 2017 press briefing. I believe this was the picture that was released:
Let’s get started the game is not a sequel but a prequel to the original Beyond Good & Evil which was released 14 years ago. The story takes place before the birth of Jade — the protagonist of the first game — in a multi-ethnic civilization, said Gabrielle Shrager, narrative director at developer Ubisoft Montpellier. “We’ve been working very hard just on the technology,” said Michel Ancel, the game’s creative director. The game will feature a “seamless online playground” in which people can play by themselves or with friends.
The game takes place in the 24th century in a solar system called System 3. It’s a place where people from the Old Earth have migrated to. In System 3 Resources are limited and private firms fight over the scraps that are available. Ubisoft Montpellier is inviting players to participate in the development of Beyond Good & Evil 2 through an initiative that it calls the Space Monkey Program and you can sign up here. Unfortunately, Ubisoft made no comment as to what platforms or a release window for Beyond Good & Evil 2. We’ll just have to wait until more news on the game becomes available but for the meantime take a look at the trailer: