Ubisoft recently held a “Space Monkey Report #2” live stream, covering a few new details on the highly anticipated Beyond Good and Evil 2. While there wasn’t a ton of new information, there are still a few interesting nuggets to glean from the stream, and they did say more information would be coming at this year’s E3 in June. You can see the full stream here, but we’ll cover a few highlights to save you some time.
Timeline Leading to the Game
The first few minutes of the stream were spent detailing the story timeline that leads up to the start of Beyond Good and Evil 2. A few different points in history were detailed, giving us an idea of what kind of story elements and history might contribute to the story. Here’s the timeline we were given, and it should be noted that this is currently a work-in-progress document.
- 2040 – Golden Age of Science – The best scientists on Earth work together to make wonderful creations, like a new propulsion engine that makes space colonization more realistic.
- 2063 – Earth Crisis – Everything on the network, AI technologies, turn against humanity, and humans return to a more basic way to communicate.
- 2086 – First Talking Hybrid Created: Pey’j – E527 – The first talking hybrid, a human crossed with animal DNA, is created.
- 2108 – Exodus to Systems 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – Humanity is forced to leave Earth and has to launch expeditions to other systems.
- 2225 – Foundation of Gamesha City – A massive city is founded in System 3, which is where the majority of BGE2 will take place. This is one of the cities you’ll visit.
- 2314 – Mysterious Giant Ship Massacre – Not many details were given for this, but apparently it’s an important event. A massive ship carrying humans and hybrids is attacked, and from this point, there are many mysterious things happening in System 3.
- 2360 – Golden Age of Piracy – System 3 becomes a resource-rich system, and Space Pirates begin to flourish.
- ???? – Beyond Good and Evil 2 starts – We don’t have an exact date but we do know that Beyond Good and Evil 2 starts sometime after 2360.