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Ubisoft's Beyond Good and Evil 2 is skipping E3 2019

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Ubisoft have officially confirmed that their long-awaited Beyond Good and Evil 2 will not appear on this year's E3. Apparently, the developers are focusing on core development milestones and are not ready to show more of the game on E3 2019

Beyond Good and Evil 2, a prequel for the beloved action-adventure from 2003 from Ubisoft will not appear on the world's biggest gaming expo - E3 2019 - which is starting in just under a week.

This has been officially confirmed by Ubisoft in the latest blog post where the publisher states that the team wants to focus on core development milestones and as such are not ready to show Beyond Good and Evil 2 to the world. 

While the game will not appear on E3 2019, Ubisoft will share more details on the gameplay, the game's development and the world building in the Space Monkey Program developer live stream, but only "when the time is right".

This doesn't sound encouraging at all, and it seems to line up with some previous comments from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot who said that a direction change could be required for Beyond Good and Evil 2.

Apparently, Guillemot spoke with creative director Michel Ancel and one of the topics was the development of the game. "I spoke with Michel last week about it to see where it was going; how we should move in one or another direction," Ubisoft CEO said in March 2019.

Whether this means that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently going through some radical changes or the game is just not ready to be shown to the world in its full glory, it remains to be seen. 

As you may know, the game was in development hell for many years now. The sequel was originally confirmed way back in 2008 but Ubisoft did not approve the project and the development was put on hold until 2016 when they officially announced the game with a new trailer on E3 2017.

UbisoftScreenshot of the game's protagonists riding a bike.Beyond Good & Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2 release date remains a mystery just like the platforms for release.