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Beyond Good and Evil 2 probably isn't going to appear at E3

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Most of our coverage of Ubisoft's Beyond Good and Evil 2, going all the way back to 2012, has been confirmations that it is going to happen. And there's been a bit of an uptick in news related to the game in recent months, including a concept art tease in September of last year. But if you were hoping that Ubisoft would make a big BG&E2 reveal at E3, director Michel Ancel warned on Instagram that you're probably going to be disappointed. 

"Mhhh, not sure that E3 would be the best place to showcase Bg&e2 but we're working on the game so sometime this year, you should hear about it!" he wrote in response to a request for "concept art, music... anything" at E3. 

It's hard to be too disappointed that we're not likely to hear anything about a game we've spent the past decade not hearing anything about, but the prospect of something rolling out before the end of the year is kind of exciting—even if it's only so we can finally find out what Ubisoft has been doing with it over the past ten years. And it's not as thought Ubi is going to suffer for its absence: It's got Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and a new Assassin's Creed all lined up for 2017.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.