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access_time September 30, 2011 at 12:29 PM in Nintendo by Ramon Aranda

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Needs Next-Gen Console Power

Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel spoke to GamesRadar recently and essentially said that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is too massive to be possible on the current generation of consoles.

“The scope of Beyond Good & Evil is large – you’ve got the city, the ocean, the moon and the space ship. But the space ship was designed to go from planet to planet, and it was frustrating to have those limitations. And my thing is that we really want to make the game that was previously imagined, with all this feeling of traveling. Mass Effect did a good job on that side, and I think that there are a lot of things to do to continue in that direction, with storytelling and a massive world,” said Ancel.

When asked directly if this was the reason why BG&E2 won’t be on this generation of consoles, Ancel responded with “Yeah, yeah.  That’s the reason.”

So there you have it BG&E fans; if you’re waiting to play the sequel, you’re going to have to keep on waiting a little while longer.  In the meantime, there’s always the HD remakes that were released earlier this year on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.




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