Ubisoft Montpellier finally announced the much-awaited Beyond Good and Evil sequel back in June 2017, and since then, fans’ hype went sky-high.
The studio held a planned livestream, and posted a brief Q&A report where they answered numerous questions related to Beyond Good and Evil 2’s release date, game modes, new species, available areas, and much more. One of the more interesting questions the studio answered was the fact that the game will require an always online connection to be able to play it at all. in addition to that, they continued to explain more how Beyond Good and Evil 2’s multiplayer ties in with the game’s narrative nature.
Will we always need an internet connection even if we’re playing BGE2 solo? (o_gilgamesh, Twitter)
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an online, multiplayer game with a rich co-op and seamless experience. As such, the game will only be playable with an internet connection in order to have seamless navigation, receive dynamic updates, and play with friends (which is certainly better when you’re playing as a Space Pirate!). The choice to play co-op, however, remains yours to make, so playing BGE2 solo is absolutely possible if you’re into that lone Space Pirate kinda thing…
From Emile and Gab’s speech before the demo, it seems like there’s a lot of lore in the game, so how does this fit with the multiplayer aspect of the game? Would you say this is a very story-driven multiplayer game? (@joanes12, Twitter)
We want our game to have a very deep and detailed world. As a player, you can expect to be fully immersed in this world, and the more you’ll explore it the more you’ll understand how it works. Narration will be a constant, carried by this rich world and the creatures who populate it. Playing the game solo or with friends will expose you in the same way to this world and all its narrative elements.
Is there a limit to the distance between players in coop (how far can they go apart)? (Twitch)
Technically, there’s absolutely no limit to the distance between different players in the game, and that was made possible thanks to our engine, Voyager.
For now, Beyond Good and Evil 2 doesn’t have a release date. The studio answered this question, and promised to continue their “videos, articles, livestreams, demos, etc.” to show fans the continuous work done by their development team.
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