An unlikely competitor has emerged!
One of the most fun filled and exciting previews out of E3 was Beyond Good and Evil 2!
Not having played the first one, I have no idea what is happening with this story line, but if the in-game action comes anything close to what the this promotional video shows, then this game is going to be a lot of fun!
So what does this have to do with Star Citizen you ask?
Except that we have yet another game promising seamless transitions from the surface of a planet into space, and back down to another planet, populated with ships, cities and things to see!
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has actually been on hold since 2008 because the technology to do what the game creators wanted was simply not around!
In an instagram post (really? who makes important announcements on insta besides Kim Kardashian?) Ubisoft director Michel Ancel wrote:
michelancel2008 Characters . The game was playable with many prototypes . All videos where realtime but we had too much technical issues . We wanted planet exploration , space travel , cities … All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1 … Instead of not doing the game of our dreams , we decided to return to 2d , have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic !
We live in exciting times, where the hardware to run these games is affordable and making its ways into our homes.
I know I will be keeping a close eye on the development of this game!