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Could We Have Gotten A Second Jade Empire Game?

Friday, 15th April 2011 03:18 GMT By Jessica Citizen

A former BioWare employee has claimed that Jade Empire 2 did exist – and that he worked on the game between 2006 and 2007.

Rafael Brown worked at the developer for thirteen months over that period, which slots in before the release of Mass Effect or Dragon Age: Origins, and the company’s acquisition by EA.

Eurogamer noticed that Brown, now a project lead at id Software, has updated his LinkedIn page to include a list of unreleased games he has contributed to. That is where the Jade Empire sequel pops up, alongside mentions of Gun 2 and Thunder Rally, as well as True Crime 3 and 4.

Unfortunately, mentioning the titles is about all he does – there’s no mention of how far along any of the games were before they were axed. But, even if Jade Empire 2 was only a name and a handful of sketches on a drawing board, at least there is some sort of ‘proof’ now that the game was actually real, once upon a time.

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3 Comments

  1. OrbitMonkey

    Guess this will never happen. Shame really, I thought a rpg based around Chinese mythology was nice & fresh. Sad panda :(

    #1 3 years ago
  2. revolting

    Jade Empire gets a lot of flak, sadly. Personally I thought it was immensely enjoyable.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Keivz

    I thoroughly enjoyed the original. Would love to play it again some day, or a sequel…

    #3 3 years ago

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