EA Confirms Mirror's Edge 2
It was a definite favorite of many in 2008, and we had heard whispers of a sequel.
Now, as reported by VideoGamer, EA has confirmed that a "small team" is currently working on Mirror's Edge 2, and senior vice-president of EA Games Europe, Patrick Soderlund, said he's excited about what DICE will churn out. Some believed the game may not have sold well enough to warrant a sequel, but Soderlund says it sold better than some may think:
"Mirror’s Edge was a risky move. It was a bold move, a very innovative and inspiring move. The game wasn’t perfect by any means. We would have liked the game to sell better even though the game has sold better than most people think. You will see another Mirror’s Edge for sure. It’s just a matter of when that time is and what we do with it. We have a small team on it and I’m excited about what we do."
Prior to this, EA CEO John Riccitiello said they wouldn't leave Mirror's Edge behind, despite the fact it fell a little short of the lofty sales expectations. This is the first official confirmation that a second title is in the works, and as far as we're concerned, we couldn't be happier. Granted, the game was short and there was a whole lot of trial-and-error involved, but due to its unique style and wonderfully implemented gameplay mechanics, we never lost interest. It was frustrating at times, certainly, but in the end, we were satisfied with our experience and we believe more people should've tried it. But hey, it's great to know the sequel is coming!
More on Mirror's Edge 2 as it becomes available...
6/12/2009 Ben Dutka