Ubisoft game designer and creative director for Beyond Good and Evil 2, Emile Morel, has tragically passed away at the age of 40.
His death was first noticed on LinkedIn, where two colleagues of Morel expressed their condolences and paid tribute to him.
“A cherished colleague for over a decade at Ubisoft Montpellier, we laughed and wept through good times and bad, and shipped a lot of great games together,” Morel’s former colleague M. Gabrielle Shrager wrote on LinkedIn. “Emile was so very proud of Beyond Good and Evil 2, the Space Monkeys and his teammates. He will be sorely missed.”
According to information found on Morel’s LinkedIn page, he joined Ubisoft in June 2009 and worked on various projects, including Rayman Legends, where he was a senior game designer. Morel’s involvement in Beyond Good and Evil 2 began as the Associate Creative Director, and he later took on the role of creative director after Jean-Marc Geffroy’s departure.
Emile Morel death may delay Beyond Good and Evil 2 even more
Beyond Good and Evil 2 unveiled at E3 in 2017, but since then, Ubisoft has remained silent about the game’s progress. As of February 2022, it was revealed that the game was still in pre-production. In August of the same year, Sarah Arellano was hired as the lead writer for the game.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 serves as a prequel to the original Beyond Good and Evil game released in 2003. The game takes place in an open-world, futuristic setting. It focuses on the adventures of a diverse cast of characters as they navigate through a vast universe filled with space exploration, combat, and storytelling.
In Beyond Good and Evil 2, players can expect action, exploration, and puzzle-solving gameplay. The game emphasizes player choice and freedom, allowing players to shape their own story and experience by making decisions that have consequences throughout the game world. The game aims to provide a rich and immersive narrative experience, exploring themes such as government corruption, media manipulation, and the struggle for freedom.
The development of Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been highly anticipated, with fans eagerly awaiting updates on its progress and release date.