Another day, another set of gamer expectations subverted. And no, we’re not watching Game of Thrones. We’re getting more news about the prospects of E3 2019, and how they keep getting slimmer. Gamers are eagerly awaiting the festival of spectacles and nonsense that is E3. And now, it appears as though Ubisoft isn’t bringing one of their most desired games to the presser they’re hosting at the event. Said conference with Ubi is scheduled for June 5th at 6PM CEST.
Why are they doing this? well it’s for very similar reasons why another development team won’t be attending either. For the same reasons that Need for Speed won’t be at E3 2019, Beyond Good and Evil 2 won’t either. That’s because the dev team is taking this extra time to hammer out more development work and to hopefully deliver a more polished game.
However, instead there will be a development update livestream broadcast, known as the fifth Space Monkey Report, on June 5 at 5pm UK time on the game’s official social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Twitch.
Though it is kind of sad not to get to see such a desirable game at the show, it’s admirable that the devs want to deliver a better game. There will still be tons of games to check out at the show and during press events too, so look forward to that to salve the sting of not getting to see more of this awesome sequel.
Here’s what Ubisoft had to say:
“This year, as we are focusing on core development milestones, we will not be attending E3 2019. We will, however, continue our commitment to the Space Monkey Program and keep you updated on the game’s development and how we’re building the world of Beyond Good and Evil 2.
We look forward to sharing more with you, including new gameplay footage, when the time is right. If you missed Space Monkey Report #4, including a pre-alpha commented demo walkthrough of BGE2, now’s your chance to catch up before the next livestream.”