Beyond Good & Evil 2 coming to PS4 one year after Nintendo Switch – rumor

Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch for 12 months, after which the hotly anticipated sequel will make its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

That’s at least according to industry insider Laura Kate Dale, who has a solid reputation when it comes to leaking all things Switch. Her Twitter post goes on to state that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be revealed during Nintendo’s upcoming January 12 event, and that its codename is Odyssey. 

Beyond Good & Evil 2’s one-year exclusivity to Nintendo’s upcoming machine shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, as it’s been known for a while that the game would benefit from some kind of exclusivity for that system. Apparently, we can look forward to a teaser trailer at the company’s Switch event next week, so we’ll finally get some idea of how it’s shaping up after all this time.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 release date TBA

Beyond Good & Evil 2 was originally announced back in 2008 during Ubisoft’s Gamer Day event, although even back then the French publishing giant had indicated the game would ship for next-generation consoles (i.e. PS4 and Xbox One) due to hardware limitations. Creator Michael Ancel later revealed that the game would have been ‘painful’ on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Few details emerged on the game over the next few years, although Ubisoft periodically reiterated that the game is still in development. Ancel was later confirmed to be helming the long-delayed sequel, with recent artwork suggesting that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be an origins story of sorts. 

The original Beyond Good & Evil was released in 2003 for PlayStation 2 and GameCube, though despite garnering strong reviews at the time the title failed to push significant numbers at retail. The game was later re-released in HD for the PS3 and Xbox 360.