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It would be 'good to finish' BG&E - Michel Ancel(News)

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23/08/2005 08:05

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Michel Ancel's been talking about his action-role-player Beyond Good & Evil again - in a little box-out next to a big long chat about King Kong in the September issue of EDGE.

"If we make a sequel to BG&E, it would have a lot of advantage because of the time we've spent on King Kong," he said.

"It's not that much of a problem to do it. It seems that a lot of people would like a sequel, and I wrote the story to be longer, so it would be good to finish it. But we have no plans for that."

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That's pretty much the line we got last time Ancel mentioned the possibility of more Beyond Good & Evil. At one stage Ubisoft was linked with a whole trilogy of games, but it seems that despite mass critical-acclaim the French publisher would rather set Ancel to work on other games.

You can sort of see why. Having been lauded the world over for BG&E, his talent is bound to instil quality and hardcore credibility in just about any project - as we've seen with Peter Jackson's King Kong, which is already being heralded as one of the best-looking film licences ever.

And of course if games like King Kong help keep Ancel in the public eye, the chances of Ubisoft green-lighting something as personal as Beyond Good & Evil 2 are also given a boost.

In other words, we wouldn't write it off completely. But you might as well uncross your fingers for now; it really isn't in development.

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