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Rayman Legends slowing Beyond Good & Evil 2 development

Ubisoft CEO also says firm may consider acquiring THQ properties

Beyond Good & Evil 2's development is being held up by Ubisoft Montpellier's work on Rayman Legends.

The publisher's CEO Yves Guillemot told Polygon: "The fact is, that working on Legends is slowing the process on Beyond Good & Evil 2.

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"It's really a game that we've been working, we have worked on, and is a game that we want to do," he added. "But there are so many things that have to be done that, you know, this one is going to come in line at one point, but at the moment [Rayman creator and Beyond Good & Evil designer] Michel Ancel is really on Rayman Legends."

Last month Ubisoft delayed Rayman Legends for Wii U from a 2012 release until 2013.

Guillemot also told GamesIndustry.biz that the company would consider acquiring some of troubled publisher THQ's intellectual properties.

"What happened to [THQ] is something that happens regularly when we have transition," he said. "Some can make it, some decide to go in different direction. It happened with Atari and Midway and also Acclaim last generation. ... It's something that happens in this industry and that's the way the industry consolidates.

"They have good things," he added. "We are always interested in good brands. For sure, it's something we can consider, but I can't tell you more."

Earlier this week Guillemot confirmed that Rainbow Six Patriots is still in development, but that it may now release on next-gen consoles.

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