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Ubisoft: only unnanounced games were canceled

Ubisoft has assuaged fears by confirming that only unannounced titles were among the games hit by yesterday's cancellations, seemingly putting I Am Alive and Beyond Good & Evil 2 in the clear.

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When Ubisoft announced its less-than-stellar financial results last night, it also terminated unnamed projects as part of a restructuring for the coming year. We feared this might mean the end for games we haven't heard from in a while, like I Am Alive and Beyond Good & Evil 2. Apparently, not to worry.

Eurogamer reports that an Ubisoft spokesperson has confirmed that the cancellations only came to "unannounced projects." When pressed for details on those two games specifically, the spokesperson simply said, "We have nothing new to report on those two titles for the moment." It seems like the cult sequel and intriguing survival project are in the clear.

The last we heard from I Am Alive, it had reportedly become a downloadable title, which was later revealed to be a hoax. The latest from Beyond Good & Evil 2 comes from nearly a year ago, when Ubisoft confirmed it was still in development. We're hoping for more concrete details on both at E3 in June, if nothing else so we can stop panicking when Ubisoft cancels games.

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    May 13, 2011 10:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Ubisoft: only unnanounced games were canceled.

    Ubisoft has assuaged fears by confirming that only unannounced titles were among the games hit by yesterday's cancellations, seemingly putting I Am Alive and Beyond Good & Evil 2 in the clear.

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      May 13, 2011 10:32 AM

      *sigh of relief*

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      May 13, 2011 10:47 AM

      Perhaps BG&E2 was canceled in between the last confirmation of it not being canceled and these latest set of cancellations.

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        May 13, 2011 10:49 AM

        That would be awful :(

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        May 13, 2011 10:57 AM

        Most likely they canceled the statement regarding the game's cancellation.

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        May 13, 2011 10:59 AM

        I still need to play the first one. :(

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        May 13, 2011 2:48 PM

        Or.... it WAS cancelled... they then received 50,000 emails and 2,000 death threats and decided to cancel the cancellation saying "Holy Shit... we should probably make this game".

        And for the record I DID NOT threaten anybody... it was just... a pleasant suggestion (involving bombs).

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      May 13, 2011 10:51 AM

      So... Wii and Kinect titles?

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      May 15, 2011 4:31 AM

      As long as they don't touch whatever Massive is working on.