In case you forgot, Duke Nukem Forever came out back in 2011 and held the Guinness World record for the longest development period for a video game project, clocking in at just over 14 years. To be more precise, it was announced in 1997, and took 5156 days to come out following this — and still turned out to be complete rubbish.
However, Beyond Good & Evil 2, which was technically announced way back in 2008, has gone 5237 days and it’s still not out yet. Both Duke Nukem Forever and Beyond Good & Evil 2 suffered numerous setbacks during production regarding hardware, and at times were put on hold before development resumed for a new console generation.
The last we heard on Beyond Good & Evil 2 it was assured that the project is still in the pipeline, although it will still take a few years to come out. This makes sense, as Ubisoft is still hiring for the project; in August 2022, the team took on board a former Blizzard World of Warcraft Narrative Designer, Sarah Arellano, as its lead writer.
Last November, leaker Tom Henderson claimed that Beyond Good & Evil 2 was still in production but would not see the light of day until 2024 at the earliest.
Beyond Good & Evil 2 is presumably in development for PS5, PC and Xbox Series X/S only at this point, and is without a release date.
[Source – Eurogamer]