Beyond Good And Evil 2 Starts External Playtesting

After its hugely impressive show at E3 in 2017, the information surrounding Beyond Good & Evil 2 was at a standstill.  Rumors and speculations have said that the project has been in crisis for years and there seems to be no end to it.

Kotaku reported earlier this year that the project has been bleeding cash for years and that although the project has had its problems, it has been officially confirmed by Ubisoft that it is still in active development.

Ubisoft briefly mentioned Beyond Good & Evil 2 in a recent investor Q&A, after being asked what's in the pipeline, to which the company responded.

Following the publisher's comment, multiple sources have since said that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is indeed still in development and that the game will begin external play this month.

Plus, these players will be more extensive than Ubisoft's somewhat standard one-session-per-week tests, which we've seen for the likes of The Division Heartland, XDefiant, and more.

Unfortunately, the information doesn't reveal how well the game is in development, what problems it's facing, and how long it will take until the project is released.

At the end of 2020, sports director Michel Ansel left the project to spend time in a wildlife sanctuary.

A week after his departure, a French outlet, Liberation, published a report accusing Ansel of toxic leadership at Ubisoft which was being investigated.

The report also stated that Beyond Good & Evil 2 was in development hell for 7 years, which means the game is approaching 9 years of development.

Ubisoft is set to show off a new Showcase event this September, but it's unclear whether Beyond Good & Evil 2 will take place at the event.