April 15, 2024

The ESRB appears to have revealed that Ubisoft is planning a Past Good & Evil twentieth Anniversary Version. Information on the BG&E entrance has been a bit of quiet as of late, so followers of the basic journey title is likely to be in for a pleasant revisit. That notoriously truant sequ—err, prequel, nonetheless? Effectively, who is aware of?

On August 31, X user MACOS380 posted a screenshot of the aforementioned ESRB ranking for an obvious remaster of the beloved PS2-era sport. The web page describes the title (which they listing with an “and” as an alternative of an ampersand) as an “action-adventure sport during which gamers assume the position of a reporter accompanied by a pig-like companion investigating a conspiracy on the planet of Hillys,” which certain sounds the half. Platforms listed embrace Home windows, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Change, and Xbox Sequence. There’s no point out of the Xbox One.

Kotaku has reached out to Ubisoft for remark.

Combining third-person combating, puzzles, and wildlife pictures, Past Good & Evil has sustained curiosity ever since its 2003 launch on PS3, Xbox, GameCube, and PC, regardless of the sport failing to earn sufficient cash to warrant an instantaneous followup. It obtained a digital HD remaster in 2011 on each Xbox 360 and PS3, and is probably anticipated to see a further sport at some indeterminate level sooner or later. Possibly. It’s difficult.

Past Good and Evil 2 remains to be AWOL

A followup to Past Good & Evil was first teased all the way in which again in 2008, by the use of a cinematic trailer displaying off spacey environments, a recognizable pig-like character, and somebody very harking back to the primary sport’s protagonist, Jade. Some extra footage of this undertaking leaked out a yr later, however issues would go comparatively quiet till 2016, when it appeared the sequel’s future was unsure, shortly earlier than strong affirmation from Ubisoft and a correct trailer at E3 (RIP) 2017. Sequence’ creator Michael Ancel stated that as an alternative of a direct sequel, the following sport would in reality be a prequel and that the gameplay can be fairly completely different from the unique.

Like a lot else in life, issues then received extra difficult.

Following a controversial announcement by a really excited Joseph Gordon Levitt at E3 2018 that the sport would use crowdsourced artwork and music through the actor’s HitRecord platform, to create content material for a sport produced by a big-budget AAA sport writer, reviews of poisonous work environments at Ubisoft, together with sexual harassment and abusive habits broke. The fallout noticed Past Good and Evil 2’s director depart the corporate. Managing director Guillaume Carmona would additionally depart for related causes because the game-in-progress broke information for being one of many longest improvement durations for an unreleased sport.

Nonetheless, Ubisoft insisted that Past Good and Evil 2 was nonetheless in manufacturing as lately as January of 2023. This previous July, nonetheless, noticed BGE2’s artistic director, Emile Morel, unexpectedly cross away.