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It would be 'good to finish' BG&E - Michel Ancel

But not right now.

Michel Ancel's been talking about his action-role-player Beyond Good & Evil again - in a little box-out next to a big long chat about King Kong in the September issue of EDGE.

"If we make a sequel to BG&E, it would have a lot of advantage because of the time we've spent on King Kong," he said.

"It's not that much of a problem to do it. It seems that a lot of people would like a sequel, and I wrote the story to be longer, so it would be good to finish it. But we have no plans for that."

That's pretty much the line we got last time Ancel mentioned the possibility of more Beyond Good & Evil. At one stage Ubisoft was linked with a whole trilogy of games, but it seems that despite mass critical-acclaim the French publisher would rather set Ancel to work on other games.

You can sort of see why. Having been lauded the world over for BG&E, his talent is bound to instil quality and hardcore credibility in just about any project - as we've seen with Peter Jackson's King Kong, which is already being heralded as one of the best-looking film licences ever.

And of course if games like King Kong help keep Ancel in the public eye, the chances of Ubisoft green-lighting something as personal as Beyond Good & Evil 2 are also given a boost.

In other words, we wouldn't write it off completely. But you might as well uncross your fingers for now; it really isn't in development.