Jade Empire 2 Confirmed, But Not Before New Dragon Age

Although BioWare creative director Mark Laidlaw has a plan for Jade Empire 2, it seems like BioWare wants to finish the next Dragon Age first.

Because BioWare is currently working on the next Dragon Age game, this also means they can't work on other projects.

In a recent 1099 podcast with Josiah Renaudin, Laidlaw commented about the process of game development, and how there is always a choice of which games to focus on. He said market research is one of the reasons BioWare is sticking to finishing Dragon Age first.

The people want Dragon Age, so BioWare will deliver it first! But this does not mean games like Jade Empire 2 will not be made. Laidlaw noted that he already has the storyline lined up.

"You need passion, you need talent, you need the right people and the right team, and then capacity," Laidlaw commented. "I'd be a fool to say we weren't considering [Jade Empire 2].

"If someone said to me 'What would you do with Jade 2', I have an answer. I have a very clear answer in my head. But I also recognize that the majority of the leadership of Jade Empire 2, the people who are really the passionate vision holders are all on Dragon Age...Let's put it this way: Dragon Age is fairly distracting."

To the fans of Jade Empire, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to be patient. After all, after 15 years of waiting, Beyond Good & Evil finally got a sequel (announced at E3 2017), so Jade Empire 2 is still a very realistic possibility!