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Beyond Good & Evil 2 would have been 'painful' on current-gen, says Michael Ancel

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on 3 July 2013

Beyond Good & Evil 2 would have been a ‘painful’ experience had it been released on current-generation formats, creator Michel Ancel has said.

Speaking with Gamereactor in regards to whether the sequel would hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Ancel replied, “Beyond Good & Evil 2 was possible [on current-gen] but it’d be painful. It’s always possible to do anything on any kind of console, but sometimes you need to spend your energy not on the optimizations or things like that.”

The follow-up to the 2003 cult hit was first teased five years ago during a Ubisoft event, though little else has been seen on the game since. However, it has been known for some time that the game would be released for next-generation consoles.

Ancel added, “now that we have the [new] consoles around the corner we’re working on them. We’re trying to see how we can get the power out of those consoles because there are still things we need to understand on those consoles, but yes, Beyond Good & Evil is a project I always have in mind and I hope good things will come for this project very soon.”

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