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Mirror's Edge 2 pitch reportedly rejected by EA

According to an article on Swedish game site Press2Play, we should "forget dreams of Mirror's Edge 2." The report, which was originally published in December, and recently translated by Eurogamer Sweden, claims that a prototype for Mirror's Edge 2 was declined by EA, and that the project has been "stopped."

According to the report, Patrick Soderlund, EA's man in charge of driving and shooting games, "seems to have Mirror's Edge near his heart" but acknowledges that "Mirror's Edge didn't match up to their expectations regarding sales."

Last summer, Soderlund confirmed that "a small team" at DICE was working on a new Mirror's Edge game, and told Eurogamer in November, "We're absolutely continuing to support Mirror's Edge as an IP. When we're ready to talk about it, we'll talk about it."

Not long after, however, EA Games President Frank Gibeau told Develop that Mirror's Edge "fell short," and, among other things, mentioned its lack of multiplayer. A month later, Gibeau stated that purely single-player games are on their way out - another nail in Mirror's Edge 2's coffin.

Given this Press2Play story, Gibeau's comments, and that we haven't heard much in support of Mirror's Edge 2 except from Soderlund, we've just about completely lost faith in the possibility of a sequel (Ha!). DICE is surely focusing the bulk of its resources on Battlefield 3, anyway.

How does this make us feel? Google Translate pulled the words right out of our mouths when it chewed up and dribbled out the last line of the Swedish article.

"It appears in our dreams as pure injustice."

Feb 15, 2011

55 comments

  • Averagegamer18 - February 17, 2011 1:35 a.m.

    I honestly loved Mirror's Edge and would totally play the second one if they had one. I am still hoping that they will have one
  • MajorPonch - February 16, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    God dammit! I wish innovation would be rewarded and people would stop hopping on the Call of Duty train with first-person games. It's really, really starting to piss me off. Good IPs are going to be bastardized or killed and this is just another example of that.
  • ChuckB - February 16, 2011 6:21 p.m.

    Wait, another story said they put it on hold it. =/
  • kamikaziechameleon - February 16, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    EA is starting to sound more and more like activision. They need to remember what happened when they last played the part of evil game empire.
  • poothurdur32 - February 16, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    Hmm... You know, some random company can buy the rights or whatever to the game, learn to program Parkour, and make a Sequel. It seems easy. Captcha: Long-range ekern. Care to tell me what an Ekern is?
  • FanofSaiyan - February 16, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    This deeply saddens me. I loved the first game and was hoping for a sequel. EA said the storyline was supposed to be a trilogy... so much for that. Who knows, maybe the game will get a reprieve in the future. Not that I'm holding my breath...
  • Asloveszuko - February 16, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    And on single player games, I always play them! I haven't hardly played a multiplayer game in over 4 years, I find it takes away from the experience. Multiplayer games are for stupid war games and party games, not for people who want a genuine storyline and experience. Mirrors Edge falls in that catagory.
  • Asloveszuko - February 16, 2011 2:10 p.m.

    -__- Thats sad, I saw the main page loading and it said 'mirrors edge'. I was so happeh but now....guess I'll have to replay the first one again! :D
  • Zeb364 - February 16, 2011 9:21 a.m.

    That sucks ass, I love mirror's edge. I would kill for a sequel. And that line about single player games is bullshit.
  • Linktoreality - February 16, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    I'm going to be so sad if we never get Mirror's Edge 2 :(
  • theintellectual - February 16, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    EA and activision are the same in that they are both bloated giants that need to die before they swallow everything that is good in games.
  • Gurkogg - February 16, 2011 5:29 a.m.

    Did the EA guys mention how the extremely short and unimaginative single-player campaigns in games flooding the market (*AHEM* CoD) are responsible for the decline of single-player sales?
  • Grif - February 16, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    Didn't Mirror's Edge still make money? I mean forgive me if I'm wrong, but doesn't a net positive amount of sales justify a sequel.
  • lovinmyps3 - February 16, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    This makes me infinitely sad. I LOVE Mirror's Edge, and I don't give a shit about multiplayer. I prefer single player games. Damn it EA! I thought you were better than this! Don't go back to your old, heartless, corporate self!
  • SOLAMON77 - February 16, 2011 3:07 a.m.

    Purely single-player games are on there way out? I certainly hope not. I for one am tired of developers trying to shoe-horn a multiplayer component into every game possible. It's a shame about Mirror's Edge 2. I really liked part 1, but I guess I was part of the problem since I bought it used.
  • moredhel_1 - February 16, 2011 2:48 a.m.

    Heart-crushingly sad. I loved this game so damn much. Damn. Damn damn.
  • SecretGingerWizard - February 16, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    Dang this sucks. I was hooked on Mirror's Edge back when then only thing we knew about it was the concept. I loved the game, even though it had it's flaws, and I understand why it didn't sell well. And this is the game that truly opened my eyes to the whole "all women in games should be hot" issue, because when I tried to get my friends to play it, one of the first things they all said is "Why isn't she hot? I don't want to play as her, this is stupid!"
  • celticsfan645 - February 16, 2011 2:37 a.m.

    Maybe this is a trick, then KABLAMMO, they announce the game is in development.
  • marioman50 - February 16, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    I liked Mirror's Edge, and with a bit of refinement, ME2 could've been awesome. This news is very disappointing.
  • Crimmy - February 16, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    ME's concrete heart isn't beating anymore. There's a joke SincualaS. However, in all seriousness, this is really sad. I love ME and I hope that there is a way. I have Faith goddammit! Oh, and I see wat u did there.

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