Mirror’s Edge Not Dead, But On Shaky Footing

March 4, 2011 Written by Josh Fernandes

Late last year, there were rumors that a Mirror’s Edge 2 may be in the works. Last month, EA studio general manager, Patrick Soderlund, ended all the rumors by saying the game had been put on indefinite hold. This news devastated fans of the original game, but it seems that, at least for now, gamers shouldn’t give up hope.

Frank Gibeau, EA’s games label chief, revealed some reassuring news about the brand. Gibeau said the company wanted to wait until they were sure the sequel would outsell the first game before they would allow further development. When CVG asked Gibeau if EA had given up on the franchise, he responded:

Not at all. 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. 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. 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. 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.

So, although there still hasn’t been a decision about whether EA will publish another Mirror’s Edge, fans will be relieved to know there is at least a faint glimmer of hope.