Bioware on Jade Empire Return: “Never Say Never, But No Current Plans”
The Dragon Age developer currently has its plate full.
Ever wonder what happened to Bioware’s Jade Empire franchise, an action RPG that melded kung-fu with the complex moral decisions of Mass Effect? The Xbox game was quite the experience and while there’s no sequel planned, “there’s always hope” according to Bioware Edmonton & Montreal GM Aaryn Flynn.
In a recent Kotaku Q&A, Flynn said that, “Both [BioWare developers Mark Darrah and Mike Laidlaw] worked on Jade Empire, so they’re advocates for it in the studio (so is Matt Goldman, DAI’s Art Director). I worked on it too!
“Our plate is awfully full right now, but the idea to go back to the universe does come up pretty regularly. Mark and I spent a solid two hours in my office talking about it not long ago…”
Darrah further said, “Never say never, but no current plans.”
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