Michel Ancel had a few words to share about the state of Beyond Good and Evil 2 while being interviewed on Double Fine’s Dev’s Play, and the word is that the game is “still happening.” Ancel states that the reason BG&E2 hasn’t progressed is essentially because too many people want it, and that’s like totally a lot of pressure, man.
“That’s the problem, [we have] no choice,” said Ancel. “[Beyond Good & Evil 2] has to be great. When we started [Beyond Good and Evil] there was not that much pressure. People are – the crazy thing is that [Beyond Good & Evil] was really not that successful and nobody talked about the game…and now, year after year, more and more people are talking about [Beyond Good and Evil 2].”
Look if this was 2011 then absolutely, I’d agree, but it’s 2016 and I think by this point most people have resigned themselves to accepting that it’s never going to happen.
If you preloaded Grim Fandango to your PS4, whether of your own volition or your game-box did it automatically, you might be in for a problem.
The game, although released today, displays a countdown showing that it won’t unlock until tomorrow. Sony has given a suggestion to fix this, and the instructions are as follows:
- Return to the PS4 store and purchase the free version of the game (this SKU will only be visible to pre-order users at around 9pm PST.) Purchase the SKU only, do not re-download at this point.
- Restore PS4 licenses. [Settings] > [PSN] > [Restore License]. If this doesn’t solve the issue continue to step 3.
- Go to Library, highlight Grim Fandango and press Options.
- Delete Game Content.
- While still in the Library highlight Grim Fandango and press X to re-download the content.
- Restore licenses again.
Here’s the problem: This doesn’t fucking work. At least for me. If I try to re-download it, it just shows “play” on the store page instead of “download,” and selecting that gives a “cannot find application” error. So now I have no game on my console and no way to download it. My advice? Just wait until tomorrow. Of course, it might still be broken then. Great job.
In a new Kickstarter update for Broken Age, Double Fine added this tidbit:
Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!
And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)
So hooray, I guess! It’s not that surprising, but good to know for sure.
So far, Sony has been wiping the floor with everyone else. Microsoft put out a valiant effort this year, but was still lacking in games I’m actually interested in. Now it’s time to see what Sony pulls out… Last Guardian for PS4? Parappa 3? LET’S GET IT ON!