Beyond Good and Evil 2 is classified by its director as a prequel. The game will be set about a generation before Jade was born and focus on the planet's future, and relationships with animals.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a prequel to the Beyond Good and Evil title from 2003. The game's creator, Michel Ancel intended it to be the first part of a trilogy, so we should be getting another title if all goes well this time around.
Jade will not be making an appearance in the upcoming entry, as it is set about a generation before she was born, said the game's narrative director Gabrielle Shrager.
Michel Ancel stated in an interveiw that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will "be in continuity with the first game, with a big variety of levels, lots of emotion in the gameplay, and characters we care about. This time we are dealing with the planet's future, and the relationship with animals."
Beyond Good and Evil 2 still has no set release date, but the fact Ubisoft don't have any big games dropping in autumn/winter this year, gives us hope that we'll get to play it during the Christmas Holidays. The publisher remains quiet on the subject so we'll have to wait and see.
The prequel will be an action-adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. Michel Ancel underlined that they intend to pick up where the original story left off and to "react on important events of the first".
Beyond Good and Evil 2 director, Mr Ancel, added that the team will include fixed story events, as well as those that will be a result of the decisions made by players. There is a real possibility that the game could end up being classified as games as a service in the same way that Destiny and EA's upcoming Anthem are. Ubisoft has delayed Far Cry 5 and The Crew because of Assassin's Creed Origins, and the company recently said it's going with a "games as a service" approach.