Beyond Good And Evil 2 Studio Sees Major Changes…Again
The status of Beyond Good and Evil 2 continues to be in flux, and the latest news doesn’t look good for the long-in-development title. According to a new report from Kotaku, Ubisoft Montpellier’s — the studio behind Beyond Good and Evil 2 — managing director is no longer with the company as a labor investigation takes place.
The report claims that local authorities are investigating the studio “over an unprecedented number of developers experiencing burnout and going on sick leave.”
Guillaume Carmona had been absent for some time, but it was told to staff last week that he would not be returning to the company. In a statement given to Kotaku, Ubisoft says the health and well-being of its employees are at the top of the company’s priority list.
“The health and wellness of our teams is an ongoing priority,” the outlet was told. “Given the length of the development cycle with Beyond Good & Evil 2, the Montpellier development team is undergoing well-being assessments through a third-party for preventative measures and to evaluate where additional support may be needed.”
Will Fans Ever See Beyond Good and Evil 2?
Recently, Insider Gaming reported that Beyond Good & Evil 2 remained in “early development”. This is in spite of the fact that the game was announced officially back in 2016. The game recently surpassed Duke Nukem Forever as the game with the longest known development time. Based on images and gameplay provided to Insider Gaming at the time of the last report suggest that the game likely went under another reboot since the last time it was shown to gamers.
Insider Gaming did attempt to reach out to Carmona about his departure, but no response was given.
What do you make of this latest news about Beyond Good and Evil 2 and the studio developing the game?