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Michel Ancel, the creator of the Rayman franchise, has confirmed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is being actively developed at Ubisoft, despite lots of hints that the game was no longer a priority at the AAA publisher.
"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," Ancel stated during a video interview from the Toulouse Game Show (via NeoGAF).
The developer confirmed that the sequel requires the next-generation of consoles to arrive before a release is possible: "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. 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."
Regarding the leaked footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 (as seen below), Ancel delved into what fans can expect from the sequel's gameplay.
"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. 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."