'Beyond Good & Evil' was a small independently developed game by director Michel Ancel. After the game was published it was a huge success and gained a moderate fan base, this warranted a sequel to the game. Originally the next game in the series was going to be released in 2010. Due to publisher focusing its staff and development team on other projects, production on the game was halted.
Now in 2017 after 7 years of the development team focusing heavily on 'Beyond Good and Evil 2', Michel Ancel can once again begin to produce the series.