Ex-BioWare Designer Lists "Jade Empire 2" On Resume
It was one of my favorite RPGs of the last generation, and I've long since wanted a sequel.
It probably won't become a reality any time soon, but it's interesting to know that at least at some point, BioWare was working on Jade Empire 2. As several sources are reporting, the LinkedIn resume of ex-BioWare lead level designer Rafael Brown cites "Jade Empire 2 (360/PS3/PC)" on his list of "unreleased games." The first title released back in 2005 for the original Xbox and PC and he claims he worked on the follow-up effort between April 2006 and April 2007. Obviously, we never heard anything about that project and today, it seems BioWare has left the Asian-themed RPG behind, pursuing the likes of Mass Effect and Dragon Age. Then again, provided there's enough fan outcry, the developer might still give Jade Empire 2 a go...not that we're holding our breaths.
The loading times were totally insane and the control and camera could be a little wonky, but I still had a ton of fun with the first game. Anybody else?
4/14/2011 9:00:12 PM Ben Dutka