Last month, we heard that a Mirror's Edge 2 prototype had been rejected by EA, and that the franchise was effectively dead. The very next day, EA vaguely denied that story, telling us that Mirror's Edge is still "an important franchise," and that it has nothing to announce. Our hopes for a sequel weren't squashed, but we still had little to base them on... until today! Our limp, deflated hearts started beating again when EA's Frank Gibeau told CVG that the game is still alive.
"We're just trying to figure out how to bring Mirror's Edge back and in what way. That's part of the creative development process," said Gibeau. "I know there are some stories about how EA killed Mirror's Edge. Well, I'm the guy; I greenlight the games. I did not kill it - as God is my witness."
Believe it - God saw everything! But what's the catch? Oh, right... It shouldn't come as a surprise that, as a business, EA isn't in it for fun.
"What we said internally is: 'What do we need to do to make [a sequel] a hit?' We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience. The first game from a quality standpoint was good, but now it needs to be great," continued Gibeau.
"We're actively working on ideas in the Mirror's Edge universe, we just haven't locked yet on a way to bring it back and a way that fans will be excited, but at the same time we can get it to a bigger audience."
As usual, nothing is confirmed, but it's still nice to know that plans for the franchise's future are being "actively worked on." Now we can focus on how awesome Battlefield 3 looks with fewer pangs of guilt over the uncertain fate of DICE's red-headed stepchild.
Mar 4, 2011