Today is a great day, as we have confirmation that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is actually, finally being developed!
The word has been spreading but it all started with an Instagram post from the developer of the original 2003 game, Michel Ancel. He had this to say: Endangered species- now saved - Game in pre-production - Stay tuned!
Yay! That line is a reference to one of the main activities of the original title, which saw your heroine Jade touring around and taking photos of creatures which added them to a database so that they were safe.
Presumably some element of that will remain in the sequel. Now this post does say that pre-production is only just starting and Ancel has his hands full currently with development of his new game Wild, which doesn't have a release date just yet.
In short, we could be waiting a good long while for this to actually come to pass but as 2018 will mark the 15th anniversary of the first game, we're going to go ahead and peg that as a possible release year.