Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a prequel to the first game, Ubisoft has confirmed during its E3 conference.
The company had a new four-minute trailer to show off during the show, and though it didn’t reveal any gameplay, the cinematic shows more of the characters we’ve seen up until now, along with the emergence of an unexpected new threat: Jade herself.
Beyond that trailer, though, Ubisoft had another major announcement to make. The company is partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the company he co-founded, HitRecord, to expand the world of Beyond Good and Evil 2 with creations made by the fans themselves. In the new Space Monkey program, players will be able to draw, sing, write, and more to collaborate and make content that will appear within the world of Beyond Good and Evil 2—and any fans who get their work included in the final project will be paid for their efforts.
“At Ubisoft we love when you players create content, because it adds a lot of diversity to our games,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot in a second video detailing the new program.
Players can start getting involved in the creative process right now by heading to hitrecord.org/bgegame and finding others to collaborate with. A third video, from the folks at HitRecord, shows how players can begin to use the Space Monkey program, and elaborates on the process of making an account and getting started further.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is currently in development, with no known release date.
Source: Ubisoft E3 Press Conference