EA Cancels Mirror’s Edge 2

Mirror’s Edge was a decent game, but it failed to deliver in terms of sales. However, EA was still somewhat optimistic enough to put a team behind the second game. Unfortunately, the project was turned down after EA demoed an early build of Mirror’s Edge 2. EA stated that the sales of the original game were underwhelming and they were working on something else.

Patrick [Soderlund – EA driving and shooting game boss] acknowledges that Mirror’s Edge didn’t match up to their expectations regarding sales, and that has stopped the sequel that has been in development.

EA was shown a prototype, but declined with askance. The project has been stopped – involved parties at DICE are working on something else now. Patrick himself seems to have Mirror’s Edge near his heart, but they are not in the business of charity.

Why did they change their mind? Rumor has it that they needed extra resources for the upcoming shooter, Battlefield 3. Patrick still remained optimistic and he hopes that EA will reconsider their decision in the future.

Mirror’s Edge is an IP that’s close to my heart and EA’s as well. It was a bold move from us. I’m proud we made it. It obviously didn’t reach the commercial success we wanted, even though it wasn’t bad at all.

I still think as a company we’re going to talk about it when we’re going to talk about it. What I can say is, we haven’t buried it. 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.

Source: eurogamer.net