A Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition is in the Works
A Beyond Good and Evil 2 leak may have just reignited hope for the long-awaited sequel, as a Beyond Good and Evil 20th anniversary edition appears to be in the works. While the prospect of a new version of the classic game is exciting in itself, the prospect of a fixed and improved Beyond Good and Evil is even more tantalizing, especially if Ubisoft doesn’t price it out of reach.
Ever since Beyond Good and Evil 2’s playable demo at E3 2019, the Ubisoft game has felt more elusive than ever. We’ve heard nothing but silence from the developers, despite two trailers and a handful of gameplay presentations. Many fans have resigned themselves to the sad fact that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will never come, and that we’ll never see Jade and Pey’j again.
But hope springs eternal, and the ESRB has delivered a Beyond Good and Evil 2 leak that’s sure to get fans excited. A Beyond Good and Evil 20th anniversary edition is reportedly in the works, and it’ll be available on “PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox consoles, and PC.”
This is according to the ESRB, which also provides a storefront link for the game. However, all of the provided links currently just lead to generic purchase pages with no additional information.
Despite this, the news has gotten fans very excited, including the Twitter user who discovered the ESRB listing. The original Beyond Good and Evil holds a special place in the hearts of many players, and is widely regarded as a brilliant game. So the prospect of a new version of it is certainly exciting.
Of course, this doesn’t clarify the nature of the 20th anniversary edition. It’s possible that it’ll be a remaster, but this seems unlikely given that the ESRB would presumably specify this. It’s much more likely that it’s a new game based on the original’s story and world, perhaps with new features and mechanics.
If it’s a remaster, however, players will naturally hope that it addresses all of the issues of the current Steam version, notably blurry fonts, textures, bugs, and lack of controller support. If it’s a new game, players will naturally hope that it’s good, and that it’s not too expensive.
Whatever the 20th anniversary edition turns out to be, the prospect of a fixed and improved version of Beyond Good and Evil is certainly promising, as long as Ubisoft doesn’t price it out of reach.
We’ll have to wait for official announcements from Ubisoft regarding the edition’s content and release date, but the excitement surrounding the leak stems from the love and surprise players experienced when discovering the original game for the first time.
Beyond Good and Evil is one of those games that’s just perfect – or at least seems that way in your memories – and the prospect of sharing that experience with a whole new generation is very exciting. If Beyond Good and Evil 2 is ever going to happen, this might be exactly the spark it needs.