Ubisoft has confirmed that Michel Ancel's very-long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 won't be putting in an appearance at this year's E3 - but will instead be getting another showing during a livestream scheduled for next week.
Livestreams have been Ubisoft's preferred means of drip-feeding Beyond Good & Evil 2 information in recent times, with the publisher even using the opportunity last year to offer up the very first footage of the game in action. Subsequent livestreams haven't been quite as exciting, admittedly, and those looking forward to seeing more in-game footage probably shouldn't get their hopes up for next week's offering.
Ubisoft's livestream announcement specifically notes that the team "look[s] forward to sharing more with you, including new gameplay footage, when the time is right".
Still, curious parties can catch up with the game's progress (and count how many times the words "space monkeys" are uttered) next week, Wednesday 5th June, at 5pm in the UK. The livestream will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.
Beyond Good & Evil 2's E3 no-show isn't too much of a surprise, of course; during its financial report last month, Ubisoft confirmed that it had four triple-A titles scheduled to launch before the end of March next year. One of those is Ghost Recon Breakpoint (pirate adventure Skull & Bones is confirmed to be delayed) and the remaining three are currently unannounced.
In other words, Beyond Good & Evil 2 still looks to be some way off. It will, however, be interesting to see if Ubisoft makes mention of the game's beta during its upcoming livestream; previously, the publisher said that players could expect its arrival before the end of this year.