Beyond Good and Evil 2 seems to be stuck in some kind of development purgatory somewhere between The Last Guardian and Half-Life 3. The game is mentioned maybe twice a year, and it's always to reassure us that it's definitely still being made. So Ubisoft swears, at least.
Now, though, in a particularly candid chat with Polygon, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed exactly why BGaE2 is taking so long—and it turns out a little chap named Rayman is to blame. Said Guillemot of Ubi's Michel Ancel, the creator of both franchises:
"… Michel Ancel is kind of doing too many things at the same time… He was working on Rayman Origins last year, and he's working a lot on Rayman Legends this year. So, you know, when he does that, he kind of puts too much of his time on the other projects that he has… The fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good and Evil 2."
Rayman Legends is reportedly scheduled to be released next March, so maybe development on Beyond 2 will pick up by the end of 2013? Maybe.