On Monday, I became one of the first people in the world to get an actual glimpse of— a video game fans have been waiting on for nearly 15 years. I should know: The original was one of my favorite games of all time and it was electrifying to be in the room with director Michel Ancel as he revealed the new vision.
But as a journalist, I’m duty-bound to let you know that Beyond Good & Evil 2 isn’t anywhere close to being an actual game. It could be years and years before it finally comes out. If it ever does.
Because — like Peter Molyneux, the game developer whose broken promises are the stuff of legend — Michel Ancel’s vision seems impossibly grand. And because practically none of it, except the tools to build the game and some amazing concept art, has been completed so far.
If I had to sum it up in four sentences, here’s what Beyond…