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Beyond Good and Evil 2, Skull and Bones proceeding well in development claims leaker

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 and Skull and Bones are apparently progressing well according to a leaker.

Just yesterday on November 14, known leaker Tom Henderson, who has had form with Battlefield 2042 leaks and Call of Duty leaks made several claims surrounding two Ubisoft games that have been missing in action for a fair few years now. Firstly, Henderson claimed that a developer on Beyond Good and Evil 2 had reached out to him, and assured him that the project was still in development, but at least "several years away" from release.

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This news follows after a previous tweet, again from Henderson, claiming that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is in a bit of a "development crisis." Last week, Henderson claimed that a development source told him that they believe it's only a matter of time until the sequel was canceled by Ubisoft, with the project in a bit of a messy state after the departure of director Michel Ancel last year. Now though, another one of Henderson's sources appears to have countered that claim.

As for the other bit of news delivered yesterday by Henderson, the leaker claims that Skull and Bones is nearing its internal beta phase. The original time frame for this internal beta was in the first quarter of 2022, Henderson claims, and so this is an incredibly positive milestone for the beleaguered pirate game to have successfully hit.

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Henderson believes there's a chance we'll see Skull and Bones at E3 2022 in June, but that's merely speculation. Skull and Bones has been MIA for a few years now, with only several bits of development news from Ubisoft arriving earlier this year, when Ubisoft revealed in July that the pirate game had successfully passed the internal alpha phase.

In an earnings report last month, Ubisoft announced that Skull and Bones would be arriving at some point between 2022 and 2023. The pirate game has been gestating in development for a long time, with reboots reportedly taking place over the last two years at Ubisoft's Singapore studio. If Henderson's claims are accurate, the end could finally be in sight for Skull and Bones.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.