Ubisoft’s upcoming action-adventure game Beyond Good and Evil 2 won’t work without an Internet connection.
It’s an odd decision considering the very first game would work just fine without one. Beyond Good and Evil 2’s mandatory online requirement was buried inside a Q&A posted on the match official website after the game’s most up-to-date
“Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an online, multiplayer game using a wealthy co-op and seamless experience,” the article reads. “Therefore, the game will only be playable with an Internet connection in order to have seamless navigation, get dynamic updates, and play with friends (that is better if you are playing as a Space Pirate!
This is at odds with a past developer update concerning the sport from December 7, 2017 wherein Beyond Good and Evil 2’s Director Michel Ancel initially revealed that Beyond Good and Evil 2 would be playable offline also its online part would not overshadow the rest of the experience, instead it would complement a narrative that could be informed offline.
“It is very important to say you could play offline if you want,” said Ancel in the time. “You will have the ability to have this sense of living this narrative with characters and places, that is the basic thing. We want to invite people to play with buddies on top of that.”
Although Ubisoft doesn’t have a Beyond Good and Evil 2 launch date or platforms yet, we wonder what changed within a year to the group to decide against offline drama. Maybe the company is utilizing Beyond Good and Evil 2 as a litmus test to see whether gamers are eager to bring all Ubisoft games online, effectively killing any hope of a singular, comprised encounter. Dangerous once you consider Internet connectivity is not as reliable as Ubisoft considers.