The lights are on
BioWare's Ray Muzyka recently stated the company has not
given up on the possibility of a Jade
Empire sequel. While the end of the Mass Effect trilogy is rapidly
has also said that the franchise will continue on without Shepard. So, I ask
you this: After the release of Mass Effect 3, would you rather see BioWare
start a new adventure set in the Mass Effect universe? Or resurrect its
I may have already revealed my own thoughts on the matter
when I ended today's Jade Empire news story by demanding that BioWare start working
on a sequel. However, it wouldn't be an easy decision for the developer to
make. Mass Effect is wildly popular, and fans would undoubtedly eat up another
game in the series after the trilogy is over. Additionally, with Shepard's
story being complete, BioWare could take the franchise anywhere it wants to
without being bogged down by the previous trilogy's legacy. Switching gears to
dust off a relatively forgotten title from last generation would be risky even
for a company like BioWare.
Still, I'd love to see the developer take another shot at
the Jade Empire. Not only does the current-gen hardware offer a lot of exciting
possibilities for the IP, but it would be interesting to see how BioWare's more
recent titles in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series might influence a Jade
What about you? Are you ready to return to the Way of the
Open Palm (or Closed Fist)? Or is more Mass Effect too tempting to pass up? Share
your thoughts in the comments below.
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