BG&E2 "On hold", let's take action!

If the word of some dude from Gamersyde on twitter is to be believed, it seems Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been put "on hold".

We, the gamers, should take action, lets coordinate a response to Ubisoft to let them know that we will not accept them cancelling what is a massively anticipated title by gamers around the globe. Let's hit Ubisoft where it hurts!

I propose that we boycott the "Imagine" series on the DS, Wii and PC.



The imagine series had already sold over 1 million by February of this year, no doubt thousands more since then. If we all take a stand and vow to never buy any more Imagine games, Ubisoft will be bound to notice the fall in sales, and maybe consider restarting production on BG&E2.

If you are with me, if you want to play BG&E2, and you vow to boycott the imagine series until Ubisoft have officially stated that work has started on BG&E2 again, then please, comment here in support.

I'll be linking Ubisoft to this post.

18 comments:

Adam said...

One minor problem! The target market for the imagine series in no way overlaps that for BG&E2. One of the reasons the original failed to sell was its niche nature - the imagine games are focused on broad, targeted sections of the general population. You can't boycott something if you were never going to buy it in the first place!

Anonymous said...

Oh God DAMMIT, does this mean I have to cancel my preorder for Imagine Teacher: School Trip? Look, let me have that one game and I SWEAR I'll cancel my order for Imagine Detective Adventures. Deal?

Joe said...

Well, I do really really want BGE2, but I have never bought an imagine game and never planned to, so I'm not sure what I can do.

Will Templeton said...

*golf clap*

Anonymous said...

It's almost like Ubisoft are a business and don't have the right to do what the fuck they want to do with their own IPs.

And it's almost like the Imagine series isn't making them large amounts of money so that they can fund a project as big as BGE2.

It's almost like the target demographic of both these products aren't about as separate as your reasoning and the reality.

It's almost like these things.

Almost.

Gundato said...

So, this is a tongue-in-cheek take on the traditional boycott approach that most gamers think will be useful, right?

Kie said...

Out of spite they'll now release:

"Imagine BG&E2"

Anonymous said...

Some people really just don't get it do they...

Chris said...

I have an even better idea.

Get everyone you know over to gog.com and buy the original BG&E.

That shows them the groundswell of support and keeps a bit of cash coming their way.

Just a thought :o)

Andresito said...

My guess is that "Imagine" buyers do not read this kind of blog. =(

Persus-9 said...

I'm with you Lewie! I swear I'll never buy another Imagine game until I get my hands on 'Beyond Good and Evil 2'. If I must find a way live without 'Beyond Good and Evil 2' then I'm sure I'll find a way to live without 'Imagine: Salon Stylist' as well.

Viva la revolution!

Anonymous said...

Wow... some of you just really don't have any kind of developed sense of humour, at all.

Martin said...

I support this endeavour wholeheartedly. Even though it pains me to do so, I’ve just cancelled my pre-order for Imagine: Detective Adventures. Friday 11th September will be a sad day for me and my DS, but sometimes we have to make great personal sacrifices to prove a point.

James said...

I'm with you! We as gamers deserve our right to further exploration of the BG&E universe! Michel Ancel is god! I won't be buying any more Imagine games on Wii, DS, PC or any other platform until the awesome BG&E2 has been released!

Anonymous said...

God damn sir, you are one of the heroes of our time. I'm reminded of those who stood up to Valve's greed and broken promises and said 'no! We do not want a sequel to Left 4 Dead! We demand more free stuff!'

In the words of Salvador Limones, 'viva la revolucion!'

Alaric said...

I'm somewhat displeased over the cancellation as well, but frankly I don't believe that a petition or a boycott will do anyone any good.

If I was to venture a guess, I'd speculate that the game being "put on hold" is not something that was done for the sake of being evil. Most likely it has to do with fiscal matters, and unless we can find the money for them... no amount of idle talk is going to help.

Acorino said...

I never bought an Imagine game, and, I promise, I never will!
But I also promise that I will buy three copies on release if BG&E2 ever comes out. I will tell all my friends about it, even my foes, and all the people on the street.

But nah, Ubisoft, you prefer to break the hearts of gamers. First you seduce us with a beautiful trailer that announced the start of production, then you kick us in the nuts and insult us as we lie in pain on the floor crying.
Well, thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Didn't even know that these games existed. :S