In late 2008, EA released two new intellectual properties; while both failed to break sales records the world over, they went a long way towards proving to the world that EA was serious about changing its image. The more successful of the two games just saw a sequel released: Dead Space 2
opened to strong reviews
and is outselling its predecessor two to one
. The other game, however, hasn't had such an easy time of things. According to a Press 2 Play TV report – translated by Eurogamer – "EA was shown a prototype" of a Mirror's Edge
sequel but "declined" to pursue it, ostensibly opting to focus all of developer DICE's efforts on the upcoming Battlefield 3
, as previously reported
Nearly two years ago, EA's Patrick Soderlund said
, "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." While Soderlund could have been talking about EA Mobile's better-than-it-should-be Mirror's Edge
for iOS, the name Mirror's Edge 2 popped up on a DICE lighting artist's portfolio
a few month's later. EA CEO John Riccitiello even said
"it's a game that deserves to come back," and we don't think he was referring to mobile.
So has Mirror's Edge 2
been rejected by EA? We'll have to wait for EA to get back to us before we know anything for sure but, if it has, we just wanted to say thanks, EA. For breaking our hearts. On Valentine's Day.
An EA spokesperson got back to us with this: "Mirror's Edge is an important franchise built by the DICE studio in Stockholm. DICE is currently producing Battlefield 3. Nothing further to announce." With just one full title under that name, and the aforementioned mobile game, franchise sounds like an awfully strong word for Mirror's Edge
. With that in mind, we'll try to keep our hopes up.]