Ubisoft’s development legend Michel Ancel has said that only the next-generation consoles could handle his ideas for Beyond Good & Evil 2.
The sequel to the acclaimed 2003 title has been teased for years now, and it was confirmed in 2011 that the game would not be coming out on current consoles.
Now the game’s creator has told IGN why.
Players will once again play investigative reporter Jade, but this time Ancel wants to give them the change to actually feel like they’re in charge of their investigation, rather than follow a storyline written by developers.
Ancel also teased the possibility of flying between cities and even planets.
"I think we were doing something too big for this period," Ancel said. "Honestly, it was too challenging to put that on [current] consoles.
"I don’t say the consoles were not good enough, I don’t say the team was not good enough, but you have to scale what you want to do and the console itself.
"I think now with those new consoles arriving, yes, we want to try again making that game. I would say it’s surprising, as we want it to be. Not just a sequel, but something that really makes all the ideas that we had for the first one possible now with these consoles."
Of course, there’s still no word on when (or if) Beyond Good & Evil 2 will even be reelased.