EA On Future Of Mirror's Edge: "We Haven't Buried It"
You know, we were really big fans of Mirror's Edge. It was a unique concept that featured fantastic design and control, and it offered a great foundation.
Unfortunately, developer DICE has yet to build upon that foundation, as they've been busy with other projects. The good news? EA says they're not about to abandon the name; according to EA executives John Riccitiello and Patrick Soderlund, the chances of Mirror's Edge 2 are actually better than you might think. Soderlund recently spoke about ME during a recent Eurogamer interview, and his comments are awfully encouraging:
"It was a bold move from us. I’m proud we made it. It obviously didn’t reach the commercial success we wanted, even though it wasn’t bad at all. I still think as a company we’re going to talk about it when we’re going to talk about it. What I can say is, we haven’t buried it. We’re absolutely continuing to support Mirror’s Edge as an IP."
If we remember correctly, EA reported that 1 million copies of Mirror's Edge had been sold but in the eyes of such a large publisher, that isn't a rip-roaring success. Still, as he said, it "wasn't bad at all" and fans of the first title still clamor for the sequel. Finally, Soderlund added: "When we're ready to talk about it, we'll talk about it." We'll accept that for now. Hopefully, we'll hear that DICE is working on it in 2011.
11/3/2010 8:56:33 PM Ben Dutka