It has pretty much been assumed by most gamers that we would not be getting a sequel to one of the most unique games EA has ever published. However, today during an interview EA Labels president Frank Gibeau went on to say that Mirror’s Edge 2 is definitely on EA’s radar. He then went on to say that a Mirror’s Edge sequel is “really about how and when”, which is actually a pretty big statement considering that we have heard nothing about EA’s willingness to work on a sequel.
Frank Gibeau exact statement on the issue:
“We have nothing to announce, We love Faith. We love the property. It’s really about how and when do you bring it back?
“It’s on the list. It’s just about looking at what teams are available, who’s got the right quality approach to it, and who understands it.”
Most people that have played the original Mirror’s Edge credit it as one of the more beautiful and original titles to be released this generation. Unfortunately the game was a commercial flop and EA is not really known for backing games that don’t sell a lot of copies. They have in the past hinted that they would like to publish a sequel to Mirror’s Edge but that was the extent of their discussions.
If Gibeau is to be believed then maybe EA has put more consideration into a Mirror’s Edge sequel than we have been lead to believe. According to Gibeau it is just a matter of time before EA releases a Mirror’s Edge sequel; although I personally believe the longer EA waits the less excitement for a sequel there will be.
I mean we are on the cusp of next generation consoles, a Mirror’s Edge sequel could easily get lost among the legion of next gen titles that will be released over the next few years. I would really like to see a Mirror’s Edge sequel do well sales wise but there will probably be a lot of heavy hitting games released over the next few years and I don’t know if EA has enough confidence in the title to put the money towards the game.
What do you think, should EA spend the money to develop another Mirror’s Edge title or would that be a bad business decision because the game may not sell 5 million copies.