After Beyond Good and Evil creator Michel Ancel announced last month that he was leaving the video game industry, Ubisoft was asked to provide a development update on the long-in-development sequel during its second quarter earnings call on Thursday.
“The game is progressing well,” Guillemot said. “The world is really a fantastic world – as you could see Netflix also decided to take that universe to create a movie with it. So, there’s a lot of progress in that team and the game is coming along very well.”
Ancel, who had until recently been working on Beyond Good and Evil 2 and adventure game Wild, announced in September that he’d decided to focus on a new career in wildlife.
He said his decision to step away from the games industry would not affect Beyond Good and Evil 2 or Wild development.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 resurfaced from a near-10-year absence at E3 2017, when Ubisoft revealed it would take the form of a prequel.
At E3 2018, the publisher announced a partnership with LA-based “creative collaborative platform” HITRECORD, allowing artists to collaborate on content for the game such as poster designs, radio ads and original music.
It was announced in August that a feature film adaptation of Beyond Good and Evil is in the works at Netflix. Rob Letterman, who directed Detective Pikachu and Goosebumps, will reportedly lead the hybrid live-action/animated movie.