Michel Ancel, creator of Beyond Good & Evil, has reignited speculation that a sequel is in development at Ubisoft. Ancel posted artwork on Instagram which features a male engineer-type character with a pig sitting on his shoulder.
Fans of the first Beyond Good & Evil have theorised that the pig could be a young version of Pey'j, the caretaker of protagonist Jade. It may also be an entirely new character belonging to the same Sus Sapiens species as Jade. As for the male, some fans believe he could be Jade's father.
The image is accompanied by a caption that reads "Somewhere in system 4 ... Thanks Ubisoft for making this possible!"
The last time Ubisoft officially showed Beyond Good & Evil 2 was in 2009 and it was believed that the project had been cancelled.
At E3 2016, Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot confirmed Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still alive, but didn't outright confirm it's in active development or when we'd see it get revealed.
"It's difficult to say," Guillemot said. "Michel is working on it, but he's doing two games at the same time--he's doing Wild at the same time. It's coming along, but he has to spend more time on it, so we can see it faster."
More recently, speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Guillemot explained why Ubisoft isn't rushing to show the game.
"It's not only the desires that are important, it's can our team come up with something that will be a revolution," he said. "You don't just want Beyond Good & Evil 2, you want a fantastic Beyond Good & Evil 2. You don't want us to bring it back as something that isn't perfect. That's a challenge we're facing; we have to come back with something crazy and something that will be great."