Several LinkedIn profiles and resumes have sparked a recent battery of rumors, suggesting that at least three popular games have sequels that are currently in development.
Mirror’s Edge 2 was hinted at by two professionals claiming in their resumes to have worked on the title – most recently in July and August of 2009. The alleged duties between the two employees included development of leaderboards and a minigame, in addition to a, “wandering of crowd system within the Unreal 3 Engine,” and, “new gadget and interactive features.”
Another LinkedIn user dropped Bad Company 3 among a list of games they worked on between 2009 and 2011, among others such as Dead Space 2, Devil May Cry 5, “and other unannounced titles.”
Finally, a job listing, also on LinkedIn – that has since been taken down – described that a major Canadian company is looking for a cinematic director, as well as artists, programmers, and developers for a, “well known and respected action/adventure title, with elements of choice and stealth within the gameplay.” The listing also described the game as a, “semi open-world action adventure title that responds to player choice and interaction.” This lead some to believe that the unnamed game in question could possibly be Deus Ex 4 (Others have suggested that it is the next Assassin’s Creed title, or something new altogether).
Both Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011) and Mirror’s Edge (2008) have enjoyed positive critical and financial success since their releases, scoring high marks with game reviewers in addition to selling two million copies worldwide, each. Bad Company 2 (2010) has also enjoyed critical acclaim and has sold over 12 million copies across multiple platforms. Fans of all three games have clamored for sequels; with E3 in just over two weeks, some wishes may be granted.