Ubisoft held a livestream today in which they revealed more about the highly-anticipated Beyond Good and Evil 2. All that has been shown previously is a trailer at E3 2017, but now the raw details of the game will be delved into.
The developers spoke about the game and revealed its setting, the golden age of pirates. This time period is after the birth of the protagonist of the original game, Jade, meaning it could well take place leading up to the events of the first game or directly alongside them.
Players will be able to customise their character, meaning this character isn’t a set one essential to the storyline of Jade. The game takes place only within System 3, though civilisations have spread out and conquered the vast number of worlds around the galaxy.
The gameplay footage shows players taking on the role of at least two main characters, one an anthropomorphic ape, and the other a woman. Ubisoft say that the story will show what happens to the pirates in the world of Beyond Good and Evil, told through exploration across the planets in System 3.
Players will be able to use huge ships to travel between planets, and smaller ships to then explore each planet itself. Players will be able to leave their ships and explore the planets freely, taking, finding great treasures and fighting tough enemies along the way.
The game is currently in early alpha, meaning it won’t be releasing this year. Even so there may be some new gameplay shown at E3 2018, though Ubisoft say that they are working on a lot of projects, including some surprises which will be shown at E3 2018.
Ubisoft have already had a great year with the launch of Far Cry 5. Later this year Skull and Bones, a pirate ship multiplayer title, will launch as well. There has been no announcement of a new Assassin’s Creed game which might be on the cards for a 2019 release, but other than these Ubisoft could well have some new IPs in the works. However, with the anticipation surrounding Beyond Good and Evil 2 Ubisoft would do well to release it sooner rather than later.