In response to mounting rumors, Ubisoft has confirmed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in production and that Michel Ancel (the game designer who created the Rayman-series and the first Beyond Good & Evil) remains employed at the organization. Last week, rumors began to spread that Ancel had left the organization to found his own studio, leading to the cancellation of Beyond Good & Evil 2 by Ubisoft. However, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to Eurogamer.net that “there are no changes on the horizon”, that the sequel to 2003’s Beyond Good & Evil is still in production and that Ancel remains a member of the organization.
Though the first Beyond Good & Evil received critical praise, it failed to become a commercial success. Nevertheless, Ubisoft revealed it was working on a sequel in May 2008, though it has released few details concerning the game since then.