Despite not being a very popular game when it first released, Beyond Good & Evil developed quite a cult following years down the line. I, myself, am a very big fan of the game and only played it years after it was originally released. For years now, fans of the game have been begging for a sequel which was semi-confirmed by Ubisoft in 2014. However, development of the game was officially confirmed recently and is currently in pre-production.
Game creator, Michel Ancel took to Instagram yesterday to explain why the game has taken so to be confirmed. He even posted a wonderful image of the three main characters: Jade, Pey’J and Double H.
[quote]The game was playable with many prototypes. All videos where realtime but we had too much technical issues. We wanted planet exploration, space travel, cities… All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1… Instead of not doing the game of our dreams, we decided to return to 2d, have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic![/quote]
Source: Game Informer