We have known for a decade and a half of the existence of Beyond Good and Evil 2 and almost six since Ubisoft released its first trailer, but the French company’s video game continues to generate more doubts than certainties after so long. In that sense, we have now known that Beyond Good and Evil 2 loses its director and the developer studio is facing a labor inspection which further questions the status of the project and everything that surrounds Ubisoft Montpellier. This is how the portal has made it known Kotakuwhich reports that managing director Guillaume Carmona has left the studio amid allegations of labor issues.
Although no details have been offered due to legal confidentiality, the aforementioned site talks about the fact that Carmona’s departure from Ubisoft Montpellier occurred while the study is being investigated by a labor inspectorate by an “unprecedented number” of mental exhaustion of the developers and sick leave. Sources close to the study speak of dozens of employees who left Ubisoft Montpellier in 2022 after long periods of leave, which led to the start of the labor inspection that is still in process in December of last year.
The development of Beyond Good and Evil 2 is ongoing and Ubisoft does not plan to cancel it
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Ubisoft itself has contacted Kotaku and told them the following: “Given the length of the development cycle for Beyond Good and Evil 2, the Montpellier development team is conducting wellness assessments through a third party to generate preventative measures and to assess where additional support may be needed.” Undoubtedly, another stone in the way of a video game that created great expectations but that seems to be mired in an infinite loop of problems and obstacles.