We got a sneak peek of some in-engine footage of Beyond Good and Evil 2 in the last Ubisoft developer’s blog, but we wanted more.
Now we have a full 14-minute video of creative director Michel Ancel showing off the in-engine demo that was previously only shown behind closed doors at E3 2017. And we still want more.
This first in-engine demo will give you a good sense of what Ubisoft is aiming for in regards to the game’s scale, and it’s going to be literally out of this world if Ancel and the rest of his crew can deliver on this promise.
The demo starts by showing how the game’s “Russian doll” ship mechanic will work, in which the main ship houses your personal ship, which houses your character. The scale of the game is on full display in the demo when Ancel takes his ship into space and the statue that dwarfs the player character becomes just a tiny blip on a huge planet, which players can leave and return to at any time.
Oh, and there are also unscripted meteorites that can hit the planet at any time and actually effect the terrain and your ship.
Ubisoft hasn’t announced a release date yet, or even what platforms BG&E2 will be on, and the game is still a long ways off from seeing a playable demo, let alone a full release. But if Ubisoft can actually pull this off and deliver on the promise of this game’s scale and ambition, Beyond Good and Evil 2 might be one of the most insane games of all time.
Check out the demo below, and make certain to clean your floor beforehand, because your jaw is going to drop: