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EA: Mirror's Edge is 'an important franchise,' nothing to announce - is a sequel still possible?

Yesterday, we posted a story regarding a Swedish article which claimed that EA rejected a Mirror’s Edge 2 prototype pitched to it by DICE. The validity of each and every rumor surrounding the phantom sequel is questionable, but previous statements from EA Games boss Frank Gibeau have offered little hope for Faith and her incorrigible desire to leap between seashell-white skyscrapers.

However, a ‘representative for EA’ (read: PR) has issued a statement to 1up which calls Mirror’s Edge an "important franchise," notes that DICE is currently focused on Battlefield 3, and declares that the company has "nothing further to announce."

The ambiguous response specifically reveals nothing, but by not confirming that Mirror’s Edge 2 is off the table, EA is, at the least, stringing us along, and at the most, suggesting that the sequel holds enough potential to creep back into existence post Battlefield 3 (if we’re lucky).

According to VG Chartz, 2.05 million copies of Mirror’s Edge sold worldwide on both platforms. In comparison, Bad Company 2 was purchased about 2.1 million times worldwide on PS3 alone. It’s clear, then, why EA would make Battlefield 3 DICE's complete priority, but assuming it launches as a resounding success, it’s possible that a segment of DICE’s team will be freed up to pursue a more niche project (ideally not a new Medal of Honor, since I was apparently the only one who liked it).

With no definite confirmation or denial, all we can do for now is maintain blind hope for Mirror's Edge 2. Oh, and I'm also hoping to be appeased with a special Faith skin in Battlefield 3 multiplayer, which I requested from DICE yesterday. That would be neat. Hear that, DICE? Neat. That could be a bullet point on the box! Have your people call mine, we'll talk.

Feb 16, 2011

19 comments

  • CanadianBeaverHunter - February 21, 2011 3:25 a.m.

    So you're telling me there's a chance. Yeah!
  • DarkAthena13 - February 19, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    I hope theres a Mirrors Edge 2, Battlefield is great but id rather have mirrors Edge 2 first.
  • LizarDAZZLE - February 18, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Oh thank fsm, I can keep my avatar for a little longer!
  • Jbo87 - February 17, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    @Risonhighmer The beat the game with no guns achievement was brilliant.The last section in the skyscraper is insane, if not totally frustrating. Actually making you play the game differently is what all achievements should do, rather than the shitty 'finished level one have 25g' achievements.
  • Lionzest7 - February 17, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    I'd love it if this game ever came out. I bought the first game at 60$ and played it to death. I loved it, despite it being short the time trials and harder difficulties were fun. :/ Crossing fingers for this also T-Dub
  • Risonhighmer - February 17, 2011 2:30 a.m.

    @Turkeyboy094 I did the beat it with no weapons run the first time through, and it was a LOT of fun, save for the two spots where I got unbearably mad and cried at a video game for the first time in years.
  • grappler51 - February 17, 2011 1:31 a.m.

    YESSS!!! Hopefully we'll get a sequel after BF3!!
  • Turkeyboy094 - February 17, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    God, just don't put the "Beat the game with no weapons" achievement... also make levels that don't look the same
  • FanofSaiyan - February 16, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    I JUST KNEW THEY WOULDN'T KILL IT!!! This article has officially made my day! :D
  • Manguy17 - February 16, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    must have sequel, it makes sense that it didnt sell amazingly, I didnt buy it new in fear of wasting money on a niche game, got it second hand a year later and felt very bad about not getting it first hand to support a sequel.
  • Grif - February 16, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    I think EA would have come out and said that Mirror's Edge 2 was cancelled after this weeks rumors. From what it sounds is that the team working on Mirror's Edge 2 is now working on Battlefield 3. Once that game is out the doors they can get back to more important work :)
  • therawski - February 16, 2011 10:29 p.m.

    I hope they take their time and give us the sequel we deserve for being such loyal fans to easily an original classic. (a better ending too, yeah?)
  • Z-man427 - February 16, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    That game had a lot of potential. It wasn't "Great", but a sequel could be. it'd be a shame to see it die.
  • BMW89 - February 16, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    I get the feeling this is going to be sort of a repeat of Beyond Good & Evil in terms of time it takes to get a sequel.
  • AngryScotsman - February 16, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    I have faith. Now if you'll excuse me, I have knees to slap.
  • NaughtySnape - February 16, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    It would be awesome if Assassins Creed 3's free-running will be anything like Mirror's Edge's.
  • SteampunkJim - February 16, 2011 7:56 p.m.

    At least the hope is there. Good news!
  • ensabahnur - February 16, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    AT least it means that it will be only 5 more years before we see something on it.
  • skeletalbutton - February 16, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    Mirrors Edge was one of my favourite games of the generation, I would much prefer Mirrors Edge 2 to Battlefield 3.

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