Gamezine: Michel Ancel of Ubisoft reveals the philosophy behind Beyond Good and Evil 2, in addition to when the game might release.
The game will feature lots of returning characters, since the team want to retain the spirit of the first game. Despite this, the general presentation will be to a much higher standard. This is because the first game was meant to be more cinematic and they pitched the game as such, but when they got hold of the PlayStation 2's Emotion Engine they found it couldn't live up to their expectations. Therefore, they had to limit their vision.
With the current generation the team can create the game they originally wanted to, so in reality, it might look like a different game, but Beyond Good and Evil 2 is the game they always wanted to make.