The sequel to the critically acclaimed Beyond Good and Evil has been in the making for a good number of years, but its chances of appearing on the Wii U has slipped somewhat. Ubisoft’s game designer Michel Ancel admitted in a recent interview that although developing for current-gen platforms would be “possible”, in the long-run it would be “painful”. Although many consider the Wii U to be a next-generation console, in terms of its general power, the Wii U appears to have been sidelined – on this occasion – to current-gen.
“I think [on current platforms] Beyond Good & Evil 2 was possible, but it’d be painful. It’s always possible to do anything on any kind of console, but sometimes you need to spend your energy not on the optimizations or things like that. Now that we have the [new] consoles around the corner we’re working on them. We’re trying to see how we can get the power out of those consoles because there are still things we need to understand on those consoles, but yes, Beyond Good & Evil is a project I always have in mind and I hope good things will come for this project very soon.” – Michel Ancel