According to website Polygon, who recently interviewed Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, work on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends is to blame for the indefinite delays to Beyond Good & Evil 2, because it's spreading developer Michel Ancel too thin.
"What's very important is that Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time," Guillemot said. "He was working on Rayman Origins last year, and he's working a lot on Rayman Legends this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has.
"So the fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good and Evil 2."
While it’s a bummer to hear Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still on the backburner at Ubisoft, at least we’re getting the Rayman titles out of it. Rayman Origins was easily one of 2011’s best games, and next year’s Rayman Legends looks equally as spectacular.
So if you’re holding your breath for more Beyond Good & Evil, we suggest you stop. We don’t want a death on our conscience.
Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.