Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to the innovative action game Mirror’s Edge since its late 2008 release. Unfortunately, recent events make the reality of the game ever happening seem very far from real. The news of the development of the sequel being put on hold last month made the future for Mirror’s Edge 2 seem decidedly grim, even amidst EA calling the property important.
But in a shocking turn of events, the president of EA games Frank Gibeau has addressed the situation saying that the publisher wants nothing more than to create a new ME title, but he also wants it to be good:
“We’re looking at ideas for it, absolutely,we just haven’t figured out the right way to bring it back yet. It was a franchise that reached an audience, but it didn’t reach a large audience, and from a quality standpoint it was good, not great. Working with DICE, we’re really trying to figure out a way of bringing Faith and the Mirror’s Edge property back, but we just really haven’t crafted the idea yet. We’re looking at it,”
I find this to be fabulous news. Although they want to get the game to fans, they can’t simply re-polish the standard formula because they would risk another commercial flop and video games are a business. EA, if you’re reading this, my suggestions are adding some kind of multi-player component to give the game more longevity and fleshing out the game play some more. I’m sure the folks at DICE will come up with something awesome for the sequel and make it worth the wait for fans.