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Submitted by Chrysis 1290d ago | news

Ubisoft explains 360/PS3 snub for Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still in development, but won't be appearing on this generation of consoles. Speaking to VideoGamer.com at E3, Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman and Beyond Good Evil, has elaborated as to why.

"We can't say it's really only next-gen." he said, "We need to reconsider the target platform because I have a very specific idea of that game. On high-end PCs we can already play the game, but it's very hard to say 'we'll cut that, that and that to make it fit into another platform'".

"On top of that you have the interface which is another question. Yes, we need to take the time to find the right target for this game." (Beyond Good & Evil 2, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

longcat  +   1290d ago
i has a sad
ReservoirDog316  +   1290d ago
At least you know they're being ambitious right?
dragunrising  +   1290d ago
If the Wii U is powerful enough it could come out sooner than later. After the 360 Fusion and PS3 Vision (my made up names) come out it could then get ported. Or perhaps Ubisoft might keep BGE2 in the oven till all the next gen consoles are out for simultaneous release...

If they're being ambitious we have something to look forward to :-)
dangert12  +   1290d ago
I would much rather this then content be cut and give us a half hearted game...but like they say about current gens costing abit to much...its gas man because all the devs are ready to make the cross over it seems well the bigger ones and the small ones can two next gen it may be easier for them to dev games on all 3 platforms if everyone takes notice of what happend with the ps3 and
RedSky  +   1290d ago
Got leaked 2 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Animations still look sweet as.
Jack-Dangerously  +   1290d ago
What platform was the original on? (not seriously asking)

*sad face*
Redempteur  +   1290d ago
the original had a multiplatform release ..it came on PC, PS2 , gamecube and maybe xbox 1 ( not sure of that one ).
Redempteur  +   1289d ago
2 disagree for saying the truth ? LOL
skyblue14213  +   1290d ago
excerpt from article:
"We can't say it's really only next-gen." he said, "We need to reconsider the target platform because I have a very specific idea of that game. On high-end PCs we can already play the game, but it's very hard to say 'we'll cut that, that and that to make it fit into another platform'"

- Where have we heard about devs cutting content in order for a game to fit on a certain disc medium in order to play a game on a certain console? hmm....

From that clue alone I think you can figure out what obvious target console that they are referring to.

I will give you another hint, it is only 1 out of the 3 major consoles that has this particular problem, and owners of this particular console have been urging the company of this console to upgrade the disc format to a larger format( I hope you owners of this particular console get your wish soon. ).
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A7XEric  +   1290d ago
I think you are taking that quote out of context or reading into it the wrong way.

I don't think he's referring to the amount of disc space, since right before he mentions high-end PCs could already play the game. It sounds more to me like he's criticizing the amount of horsepower of current gen systems.
skyblue14213  +   1290d ago
@A7XEric
It has been mentioned numerous times that the ps3 is basically technically a super computer with its powerful cell processor and the wii-u is supposedly more powerful than even the ps3 and both of them support the large capacity blue-ray format(in one way or another) in which each blue-ray disc can hold 25 gb or more of data.

So I highly doubt that it is a space or performance issue or any other issue for that matter that would prevent this game from running in it's entirety on either the ps3 or the wii-u. That just leaves the only other console that I did not mention as the suspect on why this game is being held back this generation concerning this game being on consoles.
Active Reload  +   1290d ago
People sound like retards when they act as if the PS3 is on the level of a high end PC. No...just no...
AhnnQuirajj  +   1290d ago
They can always find more DVDs but if the brunt and power isn't there to push and run the content then there's no point for it this gen.

Sadface.
skyblue14213  +   1289d ago
@Active Reload

-That was not what I was trying to imply, you need to look at my whole comment with an unbiased perspective and not just notice the ps3 part of it. You would notice that I included both the the ps3 and the wii-u as being powerful so I don't know where you get your assumption of me only saying that the ps3 is powerful.

But lets face it there are many articles that are around the internet that claim that the ps3 is technically a super computer and is powerful by today's standards that are not gaming related and me or anyone else are not retarded for stating that fact.
for example:

- http://gizmodo.com/215203/p...

- http://www.zdnet.com/blog/s...

Now those articles are old , but the ps3 is still considered the most economical super computer on the market.
Active Reload  +   1289d ago
I know the PS3 is powerful, but I also know that it's a system that is bottlenecked to hell. It has all that processing power but most of it goes to waste because of the way the RAM is built into it.
yamzilla  +   1290d ago
good, expect to be hearing this from more and more devs, this is what going beyond the 5 year table for a refresh of consoles will do to you

games like battlefield 3, metro2033, the witcher 2 so far outclass what the current consoles are capable of.

todays bottom of the barrel laptops can run most of todays AAA titles at console like settings
1024x720p at 20-30 frames with zero anti aliasing

Man, i hope to hear this again and again from devs!!
fluffydelusions  +   1290d ago
I have a gaming pc and ps3. Current consoles are expensive enough as are game prices. Next Gen will be worse so I can wait a couple more years.
Max_Dissatisfaction  +   1290d ago
Skipping an entire generation is a very bad move. See Duke Nukem Forever
Redempteur  +   1290d ago
not when you have a talent game designer behind a project ...

Duke nukem just had too many changes to hope to have something good ..

That is not the case HERE
pr0digyZA  +   1290d ago
Nah sounds like this is being built from the ground up as a next gen project (duke nukem had other problems) I think there will be a lot of companies that are also doing this behind the scenes. Even Todd Howard said they were considering putting skyrim on the next gen consoles and who knows maybe they have fallout 4 set to launch on the new consoles.
chase167  +   1290d ago
its going to fail anyway
blackburn10  +   1290d ago
This is idiotic.Skip this generation who knows about the game and is anticipating it to try and convince a next generation to buy it or to lose out who might have brought it in the first place because they may have moved on to other games? Bad move Ubisoft.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1290d ago
Or good move if they plan on changing the game in ways we, the former fans, wouldn't like a bit.

It wouldn't be a first, we had seen many franchises becoming "more accessible"... More accessible crap if you ask me.

Just look at Splinter Cell Conviction... I think we can understand why would Ubisoft give BG&E2 sometime to become fresh.
Croash  +   1290d ago
"Skip this generation who knows about the game"

So...You've already forgotten about Beyond Good & Evil HD?

What did you think was the point of re-releasing it?!

Michel Ancel's BG&E was/is a masterpiece, I certainly hope its sequel will be just as good. If Ancel believes he needs better consoles to make the best game possible, then I trust him and will encourage him to express his creativity without holding back at all.
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AKS  +   1290d ago
Hmm, I've not been terribly impressed with Ubisoft's PC games. They are horribly optimized and very demanding for what you get. The disparity regarding how well something like Just Cause 2 runs (looks quite good on PC with the settings cranked) compared to the way some of those Ubisoft ports run (badly) is ridiculous.

Also, I don't see any reason why they can't bring out a current generation version other than just being Ubisoft. Metro 2033 is one of the best looking games ever, and it also had an Xbox 360 version. Battlefield 3 obviously looks sensational on PC and has good looking console ports. I'm not convinced by Ubisoft's reasoning.
isarai  +   1290d ago
Seriously? i'm sure many people wont care if graphics are sacrificed, just so long as they get to play it. Seriously I don't understand this, it just seems very lazy
stragomccloud  +   1290d ago
Come on Wii U!!!
A7XEric  +   1290d ago
Agreed!

I think this team in particular could do some really amazing and innovative things with this technology. Just imagine whenever you need to take pictures, you go to your camera, you look through the "lens" on the touch screen and could move the controller to aim your camera.

Plus I think BG&E would be better received on a Nintendo platform anyways, given its lack of violence and gore compared to what most PS3/360 owners typically tend to lean towards.
stragomccloud  +   1290d ago
I was just thinking that! The controller as Jade's camera would be brilliant!!!

I just hope that this doesn't become vaporware. I really loved BG&E.
r21  +   1290d ago
why???? i was so looking forward to playing BG&E2 on my ps3 :C
BeastlyRig  +   1290d ago
bring it to PC next year ubi!
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lelo2play  +   1290d ago
"On high-end PCs we can already play the game, but it's very hard to say 'we'll cut that, that and that to make it fit into another platform"

Then forget other platforms and release it for PC.
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stragomccloud  +   1290d ago
Agreed. You can always release a console version later, after the PC version.

I need a new pretty game to feed my PC!
DEagle-izer  +   1290d ago
I see wh@ he's saying, but he doesn't need to be so picky about it.
montyburns000  +   1290d ago
next gen hardware incoming? if MS didn't unveil a new xbox this E3 it should be hitting stores in late 2012
Bolts  +   1290d ago
This gen of consoles is pretty much played out. Bring on the next gen, I'm excited. Games similar to BF3 with 32-64 players and dedicated servers should be the norm from now on.

I will say this about the next gen though. Bring me performance on par with the mid tier gaming PCs of today or don't even bother.
Theyellowflash30  +   1290d ago
This is a good idea if and only if the next generation of consoles prove they can do 1080p and 720p at 60FPS cause so far in all the big blockbuster games outside of f few (Modern Warfare, Fighting games) we haven't seen it. Uncharted, Mass Effect, Resistance, Killzone,ect all of these games are in 720p 30FPS so if Beyond Good and Evil 2 is aiming for great graphics and smoother gameplay then they better wait.
Corrwin  +   1290d ago
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FF!

Ancel created a beautiful marvel on clunky last gen consoles, we have magnificent looking games like Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Skyrim on or coming to current gen.

So what's his excuse exactly? He could make it on current high-end PCs? Why? The PC port of BG&E was an after thought, so why is it suddenly the lead?

More bull from Ubisoft. They stopped BG&E2 back then because the Prince of Persia series was making a go of it, and they didn't want to compete with themselves.

Now it's Assassin's Creed that's making a go of it, so naturally they don't want another 3rd person action adventure competing.

It's looking like they only way we;ll get the games we want from Ubi, is to stop buying the other games we want from Ubi!

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