At the end of the Ubisoft press conference, the company revealed the Beyond Good and Evil 2 Space Monkey program. This will let fan voices be heard during the development, which should provide a smoother experience. With all the hype surrounding the prequel, this should get fans excited for the game, which has taken quite awhile.
Ubisoft has promised a seamless online experience for the game, so a future beta could be made to gauge fan reactions. It will be interesting to see how online play will go, though the trailer did show two possible lead characters. Online co-op seems likely, which will likely get a mixed reaction from fans that prefer a pure single-player experience.
Be A Space Monkey
Details of the Beyond Good and Evil 2 Space Monkey program are slim, outside of fan input and crash testing. Still, considering the 15 year development of the game, fans are more than willing to help the game become better. Helping the developers is a nice treat for those that have been waiting for this highly anticipated title.
Those part of the Space Monkey program can help in “the earliest stages of development and throughout production.” Gameplay feedback isn’t the only thing fans can give to the developers. They can also inspire character design and sharing their insights on the character’s culte. They’ll also get to give their input on how flight controls on “massive star-faring vessels” should be handled.
While the gritty trailer was fun, it didn’t really reveal how the final product would play, since it’s still under development. The futuristic city and car chases hint at an open-world sandbox, something Ubisoft has specialized in these past few years. Here is hoping that the game keeps the spirit of the first, though the Pey’j reference might have cleared that.
Fans have waited 15 years for Beyond Good and Evil 2, so being able to add input should please them. No release date or window was given, so it seems like the game is in for a lengthy development. This should be fine for hardcore fans of the game, since they’ve already waited before and can wait more.
The trailer for the game excited many fans, especially since the developers faked them out prior to the release. It was definitely a nice surprise, and the Space Monkey program should help make the game better when it arrives. More gameplay footage would have been nice, but it seems like the title has plenty of support from Ubisoft.
Gamers can sign up for the Beyond Good and Evil 2 Space Monkey program now on Ubisoft’s official site. The actual game has no release date, but will be coming to Nintendo Switch and other possible current-gen games. Fans can get the first game now on PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.