Ubisoft Has Officially Begun Internal Playtesting for Beyond Good and Evil 2

Just a few days ago, we learned that Ubisoft‘s long-delayed project, Beyond Good and Evil 2, wasn’t actually abandoned. Due to the amount of resources and time poured into the game, it would’ve been worse to leave it behind. Instead, Ubisoft has now shifted gears and put the game’s development into acceleration.

Reputable industry insider, Tom Henderson, revealed last time that Ubisoft is planning to soon initialize the first play-tests for Beyond Good and Evil 2. And this playtesting would be on a scope larger than the French developer usually goes for. Today, Tom has provided an update on the matter, letting us know that playtesting has officially begun.


For those unaware, Beyond Good and Evil 2 has arguably been Ubisoft’s most tumultuous behind-the-scenes project in the past decade. The game was originally envisioned all the way back in 2008, then officially announced in 2017 at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, and left in the dust ever since.

Michel Ancel, series creator and lead, left the game’s development when he left the videogame industry altogether back in 2020. Not much after, he was hit with a barrage of workplace misconduct and toxic leadership allegations, which didn’t help the game’s case either.

Now, however, with the notion of internal playtesting underway, things are looking brighter than ever for Beyond Good and Evil 2. A game that has been navigating through development hell for more than 10 years may finally get a chance to see the light of day very soon.

Ubisoft is holding its major Multi-GamesShowcase for this year at Gamescom 2022, where we can expect to see a whole bunch of new announcement alongside updates on previously-revealed games. Our best bet to see Beyond Good and Evil 2 grace the stage again, is as a headliner at this event.

Huzaifa Haroon
Born and raised around computers, Huzaifa is an avid gamer and a Windows enthusiast. When he's not solving the mysteries of technology, you can find him writing about operating systems, striving to inform the curious.