We were caught off-guard by Electronic Arts filing a trademark for the Jade Empire name. We wonder why…
BioWare released Jade Empire on the Xbox in 2005, which was followed by a PC port in 2007. It’s a decent action-RPG game that seemingly learned a few lessons after the devs’ previous game (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic): it had fast-paced, dynamic movement, as well as Kung Fu moves, and at the end of the day, Jade Empire played a role in Electronic Arts acquiring BioWare in 2007.
We don’t know what the publisher is planning to do with Jade Empire. It could either get a current-gen (or next-gen?) remaster… or maybe, Electronic Arts just extended the rights to the name. (It’s already backwards compatible on Xbox One, plus there’s a mobile port, too…)
BioWare will launch Anthem on February 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and after that, they will begin work on the already teased Dragon Age 4, but it might not happen – if Anthem flops, BioWare might be shut down… (and what could Project Apex be?)