Update: Ubisoft has now officially confirmed the existence of the Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition, after it was revealed early thanks to a Microsoft Store listing – and then accidentally made playable to some users via Ubisoft+.
Despite the storefront pages and actual, playable builds getting out there, it turns out the game isn’t coming as a fun shadow drop or impending The Game Awards announcement, though. Ubisoft says the official launch is set for sometime in 2024 with more news to come early in the year.
It wrote in a series of X posts:
“Well, looks like the cat’s out of the bag, dagnammit. Happy 20th anniversary to Beyond Good & Evil! While we cannot wait to show you more about this special edition, more news to come in early 2024!
“An early development version of Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition was recently released to some Ubisoft+ subscribers by mistake. We apologize for any confusion and want to assure our community that this version is not indicative of the final game.
“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beyond Good & Evil, our commitment to delivering a game that meets the high expectations of our fans is unwavering.
“We’re excited to announce that the official launch is set for early 2024, and we’re dedicated to making it an experience that truly honors the legacy of the original. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”
An early development version of Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition was recently released to some Ubisoft+ subscribers by mistake. We apologize for any confusion and want to assure our community that this version is not indicative of the final game.
Original Story: It’s been just over 20 years since the original launch of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil, and although no official announcement has been made just yet it seems like a 20th Anniversary Edition of the game is imminent thanks to an early listing on the Xbox Store that also includes a number of screenshots and details about the release.
This new version of the game will feature a 4K presentation at 60FPS along with “improved” graphics, controls, audio and new quality-of-life features. It’ll naturally be coming to Xbox with other platforms sure to be revealed in an official capacity – perhaps at The Game Awards with some degree of shadow drop, given the timing of this listing.
The official Xbox Store description for the Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition reads:
“Swoop into the marvelous world of Hillys as action-reporter Jade to investigate the mysterious DomZ alien attacks alongside colorful characters, like her adoptive uncle Pey’j or the valiant Double H.
“Embark on this epic adventure in up to 4K, 60 fps with improved graphics, controls, and audio, along with brand-new autosave and cross-save features.
“Enjoy exclusive new rewards as you explore the planet and discover more about Jade’s past in a new treasure hunt throughout Hillys.
“Put your skills to the test thanks to the new speedrun mode and updated achievements, and learn more about the game’s development and secrets in the anniversary gallery!
“Armed with her daï-jo and faithful camera, Jade’s adventure will get you to freely explore Hillys, combat creatures large and small, infiltrate dangerous areas, solve enigmatic puzzles, play addictive mini-games, race the best hovercraft pilots, and take pictures of the whole experience.
“Be ready to dive into a trailblazing blend of action gameplay and thrilling emotional cutscenes!”