Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on the PC version of the fan-favorite Beyond Good & Evil, available during the month of October for a limited time.
Ubisoft’s 2003 action-adventure game Beyond Good & Evil is somewhat of a cult classic. It was critically acclaimed but was not necessarily a blockbuster best seller. But over the years, it’s clear that the game holds a special place in fans’ hearts. Talks of a proper sequel have been circulating for years. But until Beyond Good & Evil 2 becomes an official reality, Ubisoft has been getting as much mileage out of Beyond Good & Evil as possible.
Ubisoft just announced that fans will be able to download the PC version of the game starting October 12. Those wanting to get the game will need to subscribe to the Ubisoft Club, a free program for anyone with a Uplay account. The free download is a part of Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary celebration.
Console players have gotten Beyond Good & Evil for free in the recent past as well. The game came to PlayStation for free with PlayStation Plus almost a year ago, and it hit Xbox’s Games with Gold monthly promotion just two months ago in August.
Game Rant reviewed Beyond Good & Evil when it got its HD remaster on Xbox Live in 2011, giving it a 4.5/5.
Above all else, Beyond Good & Evil HD stands as a perfect example of an intelligent, witty and inspired game that never threatens to alienate part of its wide audience with overly complex or difficult challenges. Great games never age[…].
As for Beyond Good & Evil 2, the game was confirmed to be in pre-production by its creator Michel Ancel, who is working on the game with Ubisoft Montpellier. He posted some concept art for the sequel earlier this week.
The sequel has been in some sort of stage of development for the past eight years. First announced in 2008, but has disappeared from the radar (being completely MIA from E3 for years) only to reappear at certain times with Ubisoft confirming it was still happening.
So while it looks like the sequel is now charging forward into more active development, it could still be years before the launch of Beyond Good & Evil 2. In the meantime, besides getting glimpses of the future, fans will have to continue to revisit the classic much-loved original.
To find out more about Ubisoft Club in order to get it free on PC starting next week, visit the official site here.
Beyond Good & Evil is available now on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.