Ubisoft has confirmed that it is releasing the 20th anniversary edition of Beyond Good and Evil in 2024. The game is a cult classic originally released in 2023.
Ubisoft has finally breathed some life into one of its most beloved video games. A cult classic, Beyond Good and Evil is getting a revamp soon. Beyond Good and Evil is one of Ubisoft's most beloved video games. The game was originally released in 2003 and it's getting the 20th Anniversary Edition release in 2024. This news also raises questions about the game's sequel, which has been in the works for a long time and is stuck in development hell.
The game is set for an early 2024 release
Further details were posted by the Beyond Good and Evil 2 X account. According to the team, their "commitment to delivering a game that meets the high expectations" is unwavering. Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition is set for its official launch in early 2024. As of now, there aren't many details on the remaster. Ubisoft referred to it as a "special edition," indicating it might receive at least some upgrades.
What's happening with Beyond Good and Evil 2?
This announcement has brought all the series' fans out of the woodwork asking about Beyond Good and Evil 2. The game was announced at E3 in 2016 and has been stuck in development hell. The series' creator, Michel Ancel, left Ubisoft in 2020 under circumstances where he was accused of abusive leadership.
Another significant setback for the project was when the creative director who replaced Ancel, Emile Morel, passed away in July 2023. Since 2022, the game holds the record of the longest development cycle of a video game at 15 years. The record was previously held by Duke Nukem Forever, which released in 2011. Many fans of the series are hopeful that Ubisoft's announcement of Beyond Good and Evil's remaster is a sign they haven't forgotten the series and are throwing the fans a bone.
The game accidentally leaked on Ubisoft+
In typical Ubisoft fashion, they fumbled the 20th Anniversary Edition announcement. The game accidentally leaked on Ubisoft+ and some subscribers who were online caught wind of it. The Beyond Good and Evil 2 Twitter account clarified that this was accidental and that this version is not indicative of the final game.
All said and done, Beyond Good and Evil getting a remaster might be some of the most exciting news to come out of the Ubisoft stable in a while. The original game wasn't widely popular, but grew into a cult classic over time, recognized as an underrated gem.
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