Project Revolver, a Canceled Bioware Title, Shown off in Concept Art

Project Revolver, a Canceled Bioware Title, Shown off in Concept Art

Matt Rhodes shared some previously worked on concept art that showed off the unreleased and canceled BioWare project Revolver.

Some unseen concept art from canceled Bioware project Revolver has now resurfaced and posted to Instagram by artist Matt Rhodes.

Revolver was going to be a spiritual successor to Jade Empire. However, the game was never actually officially announced by the studio. Some little tidbits from the game have been teased and talked about over the last few years. Then, Bioware finally showed more details of the game in its 25th-anniversary book.

Take a look at some of the concept art below.

 

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Rhodes stated: “Beginning its life as a sequel to Jade Empire, Revolver evolved and changed course many times throughout 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 sifted through the archives and blew 15 years of dust off some of my favourite pieces from that project.”

The game was previously in development at Bioware somewhere from 2005 to 2008 and was going to release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Revolver was going to be a sandbox environment that players could parkour through and explore at their own pace. On top of that, it was going to try to blend characters and quests into the gameplay in a non-linear way.

Other developers started to help on the game when the scope of the project just got a little too big to handle. Big Sandwich Games, a studio comprised of former devs from Rockstar Vancouver, worked on the game’s open-world elements. Sadly, Revolver was inevitably canceled so that Bioware could focus its development efforts on Dragon Age: Origins with Mass Effect 2 following the next year.

Matt Rhodes still has plenty of more artwork for you to look at over on his Instagram and ArtStation.