Beyond Good And Evil 2 Live Stream Set For June 5; Title Won't Be At E3 2019

The last development update happened last year, which could mean big things for the June 5 livestream.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 won't be featured in E3 this year.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 won't be featured in E3 this year. Ubisoft

One of Ubisoft’s most anticipated titles has just been confirmed for a no-show at this year’s E3.

With a lineup consisting of four possible new AAA titles, updates for existing games and so much more, Ubisoft’s E3 press conference is shaping up to be one of the most jam-packed of all the bunch, second only to Microsoft and Xbox – seriously that presentation is jammed. That said, one of the titles that many people were anticipating to be shown at the event was just confirmed to not be in E3 this year, which may damper some spirits.

In a developer update post, Ubisoft stated that Beyond Good and Evil 2 sadly will not make it to E3 this year. The post reasoned a focus on core development milestones as to why the title won’t be in attendance, and stated Ubisoft’s commitment to delivering a title with exemplary polish at launch. That said, a developer livestream is already set for June 5, a week before E3 begins, so if you’re looking for some Beyond Good and Evil 2 news, that may be the place to get it.

As far as the development goes, I’m not really surprised. In the two years since its announcement back in E3 2017, we have not heard much from Beyond Good and Evil 2, except for a few development updates here and there from the Space Monkey Program, a newsfeed that tracks the game’s progress. The trailer shown back in E3 2017 was more cinematic in nature as well, which makes me believe that the game is still miles away from release. The previous developer update, which you can check out here, shows the game in a pre-alpha state, a very far cry from the polish that Ubisoft is looking to finally debut on a bigger stage.

If you need any more proof, Michel Ancel, the game’s director, has stated that the platforms that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be available on are not yet announced; this could mean a potential cross-gen or maybe even next-gen title, which would put its release two years into the future at the very least.

It’s not like Ubisoft is starved for titles to show, either. You can check out my previous report here for insight on what games the publisher will feature on the E3 stage for this year.

Ubisoft’s E3 presentation kicks off on June 10, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Check out the rest of the scheduling here, and where you can watch livestreams for it.

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