There was a hole in Ubisoft’s E3 conference this year, one that could only be filled with an Arabic prince or an adventurous reporter. E3 has come to an end, and that hole remains. While Ubisoft showed, with Rainbow Six: The Siege, that it has still has the power to surprise, it remains - as it has for a while - tight-lipped in regards to Prince of Persia and Beyond Good & Evil.
Michel Ancel was working on a Beyond Good & Evil sequel, a teaser of which appeared way back in 2008, but stopped to focus on Rayman. Since then, there’s been not much more than hints, suggestions and teases.
In the case of Prince of Persia, the franchise was put on ice, but fans were promised a future for the series, though nothing more concrete.
“We are not going to stop those properties,” CEO Yves Guillemot told IGN. “We are going to work on them. The teams are really looking at what we can come with. I think you will really like what you see in the future. It could take some time to make sure we are really delivering what we want.”
It sounds like Beyond Good & Evil’s development has been rewound completely. The 2008 teaser suggested that it was in development, but Guillemot makes it seem like it’s gone back to the drawing board.