The digital artist Matt Rhodes unexpectedly published on Instagram, from his official profile, some splendid ones concept art dedicated to a video game known as Revolver, later deleted from BioWare. The title would have been a spiritual successor to Jade Empire and it was never officially announced. More precise details about the game were first revealed in the book dedicated to BioWare's first 25 years of business, entitled "BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development". Revolver told of events set in the near future and it was designed to best express the narrative talent typical of BioWare productions. The characters would move within open and action-packed environments. Rhodes commented, in relation to these beautiful concept art:
Born as a sequel to Jade Empire, Revolver has evolved and changed course many times during its development. It was recently revealed in more detail in the book 'Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development'. To celebrate, I scoured the archives and wiped 15 years of dust off some of my favorite pieces from that project.
Revolver was in development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and the works started in 2005 to end abruptly in the 2008. For the title BioWare had ambitious plans. The characters and missions that gave life to the events were designed to be known and dealt with in a non-linear way. BioWare had stepped in to aid the development studio Big Sandwich Games (made up of some former Rockstar Vancouver employees) to enhance the programming aspects related to the open-world elements of the title. Eventually, however, the project was canceled and efforts were focused on completing Dragon Age: Origins e Mass Effect 2. In addition to the splendid concept art that you can view at the bottom of the news, on the official Instagram profile of Matt Rhodes, we invite you to take a look at the official profile of the artist on Art Station.
Speaking of deleted games, before leaving you to the images we remind you that about a month ago a rumor began to circulate that would see the cancellation of Halo Infinite in its Xbox One version. Bully 2 by Rockstar Games, however, would be canceled in favor of GTA VI and Red Dead Redemption 2.
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