Held for only a handful of journalists , the demonstration of the gameplay of Beyond Good & Evil 2 made by Michel Ancel in the 2017 E3 is from now on, accessible to all, since the French designer decided to play a demo and share the video with the whole world.
During these 15 minutes, we will finally be able to discover the true face of this game which created excitement at the time of the conference of Ubisoft. We thus discover the engine of the game, newly made, but which displays important performances if we focus at the important level of details. However, Michel Ancel specifies that this demonstration is done with a very early version of the actual game and that it won’t be long until the real thing will be available . That is to say. In the meantime, at the time of this demonstration, we better understand the challenges of Michel Ancel, who had repeated many times in previous years that Beyond Good & Evil 2 was so well designed that no console had enough power to make it run smoothly, but It was 2008 back then, now Almost 10 years later, Michel Ancel seems to trust the current consoles technologies and their capacities, and even if the PS3 & Xbox one consoles which the game was originally envisaged for were not announced as playable options for the game , many hope that the game will be available on PS4 and Xbox One. But according to what we have just seen, that seems rather unlikely to happen. Why? Because Beyond Good &Evil 2 seem to want to push the borders of the open world to its limits, which will not be limited only to one city and one map, it is question of exploring the entire universe here, with the possibility of travelling from a planet to planet, while being able to explore each one of them, on a human scale. Besides, the French designer showcases the scale ratio between the character whom we control and the various elements which compose the game, whether it is the the giant statue, the mother-ship, the planet or even the very whole galaxy. Michel Ancel does not even hesitate to zoom out of the game just to find himself in a complete solar system. This ended up looking like a kind of GTA game which would have crossed the road with No Man‘ S Sky but with true promises of a master-piece. Difficult to believe in it when we already know to which point the current machines already have difficulties making Today’s open world games run without a problem. Back ro the our gameplay, even if Michel Ancel was only controlling the flying monkey in this demonstration, he stated that other characters will be also playable which will be a good news for gamers who doesn’t want to stick to a single character for the entire game.
Alright now, let Michel Ancel do his job. The release of Beyond Good & Evil 2 is not known for the moment and it is said that the game will be ready before the 5 years to come. Unless we will be seeing the next generations of consoles come out in the next few months which is probably, as you may know, not possible.