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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is defending a controversial plan to crowdsource Beyond Good and Evil 2 art

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has defended a plan to crowdsource art and music for Ubisoft‘s highly anticipated game Beyond Good and Evil 2. Earlier this week at E3, Gordon-Levitt pitched the idea as a way for fans to contribute to the game, working through his production company HitRecord. But critics contended that Ubisoft was pitting freelance artists against each other in a competition. In a Medium post, Gordon-Levitt says he still doesn’t see the project this way and that it will be going forward mostly as planned.

The Beyond Good and Evil 2 crowdsourcing project is similar to other HitRecord projects. The company produces media based on submissions from hundreds of thousands of artists, who are paid if their work is accepted. In this case, p…

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