Beyond Good and Evil 2 not ready yet: bring the original to PSN, Ubisoft
That’s all there is to it, really: Beyond Good & Evil needs to come to PSN, and it needs to come to PSN soon. Yves Guillemot has recently been nattering about the sequel (we though didn’t exist but then did exist but then didn’t but then did again) and it has our appetites well and truly whetted.
Chatting with Kotaku, Guillemot said: “I would say the game [BG&E] was very well appreciated by the people who played it.” So why not bring it out again, charge a few quid and let more people appreciate it who play it? We’re not making any guarantees, but the original PS2 release bagged 92% in issue 110 of Play – so as long as nothing goes drastically wrong it’s the kind of thing that’s going to be recommended across the board.
Guillemot went on*: “We were, as we are, working on the game… What is very important with this next product is that it will be perfect… [Michel Ancel's] intention is to come [out] with something really exciting. But everybody needs a little bit of patience.”
Patience is indeed a virtue, but we don’t feel like waiting right now. We’re happy to let the years go by as BG&E2 becomes the best it possibly can, but in the meantime howsabout some of the original action for download? We know there are many out there who’ve never played it, so give them the chance in an easier fashion than having to root out a PS2, Gamecube or Xbox, or forcing them to play it via keyboard on the PC. We’re not even asking for an HD remake, though that would be spiffy…
*Actually he didn’t “go on”, he probably said this bit before the first bit quoted. But we’ve re-arranged it to fit the article. Welcome to the magic of editorial decisions.