Beyond Good and Evil 2 teased by Ubisoft on Facebook

By James Dohnert , Updated Jun 09, 2013 08:34 PM EDT

Beyond Good and Evil has been in development for nearly 10 years. The sequel to the original Beyond Good and Evil came out in 2003 and was suppose to be the first in trilogy. Yet, no sequel for the game has ever surfaced over the last many years.

Now the games publishers, Ubisoft, are teasing some potential news of a sequel. In a Facebook posting the publisher posted a picture which has led some to speculate that Beyond Good and Evil 2 may be showing up at E3.

The posting shows off the character Beyond Good and Evil character Pey'j and the caption, "Good thing I'm here, otherwise this whole place would fall apart..." Along with the picture is a comment from Ubisoft which says, "We're a bit busy prepping for E3; time to call in some reinforcements."

Ubisoft's Facebook posting has caused a stir among fans of the Beyond Good and Evil franchise. Rumors are pointing to the next game in the series being released for next generation consoles late this year or next.

Rumors back up early claims from developers who said the next Beyond Good and Evil would be to immersive for current generation consoles. In 2009, the game's lead developer, Michel Ancel, told All-Gamers that consoles like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 may not have offered the type of tools needed to bring a proper sequel to Beyond Good and Evil 2 to consumers.

"For [Beyond Good and Evil], we wanted to create a more cinematographic game, but we didn't have the technical ability to do that. So we simplified. It was fun, because I remember we had to work for Sony to demonstrate how original our game was in order to get the development kit. We wrote Beyond Good and Evil like we were in a film," said Ancel at the time.

"After, we understood it would be very tricky reach that immersion on that console! But now, with the next-gen consoles, we feel it is possible to develop the game we thought of for the first."

Ancel also recently told Toulouse Game that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will have gameplay similar to Assassin's Creed and modern day Prince of Persia titles. He told the publication that the game would feature a third-person camera that offers dynamic features such as shaking during chaotic moments.

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