DICE talks future of Mirror's Edge, Bad Company

Executive producer Patrick Bach says, "We never kill something that is great," but is coy on hard details for sequels.

The Mirror's Edge and Bad Company franchises have lain dormant since 2008 and 2010, respectively, with developer DICE remaining coy about the future of both series. Now, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has confirmed that it remains committed to those properties.

Faith and Bad Company have not been abandoned, Bach says.

Speaking to IGN, Bach said, "We never kill something that is great. Mirror's Edge is a game that we of course all love. It was a great game. It had some flaws, of course, like all games. But in general, it's an IP that we love and of course we haven't killed it, because it's too good to kill."

As for a sequel to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Bach expressed a similar level of adoration for the franchise, but did not lay out any specific plans for the series.

"The Bad Company IP is still something we love," Bach continued. "And it’s very dear to me because I worked on both titles. We have no information with where we are to a sequel to Bad Company."

DICE may already be at work on new entries in both franchises. In May, various LinkedIn resumes included mention of Bad Company 3 and Mirror's Edge 2. Publisher Electronic Arts declined to comment on these rumors.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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78 comments
soitgoes19
soitgoes19

I hope they get rid of those cartoon cutscenes for Mirror's Edge 2 and open up the world to more exploration. Free running was awesome but the over abundance of cops and ultimately linear paths put a major damper on the fun.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Mirror's Edge 2 needs to happen. Just make it longer, that game didn't have enough hours of bad ass ness

 

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

MORE Mirror's Edge!  This time instead of timed ghost runs make the multiplayer an open world free running playground!

BIGwitchwoman
BIGwitchwoman

Still plaing BC2 but maps are getting boring also the game needs some attention as i get a lot of lag and loss of points.

Henninger
Henninger

I'm glad to c that a lot of ppl liked Mirror's Edge. I thought the game was very different from ur everyday FPS. Definately need a sequel. An amazing game to say the least.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

I play mirrors edge alot! like every month, I love the game. It is the only game of its kind and DICE please do make a sequel. Its what we all want, I bet once it comes out the game will sell like hotcakes

Evil_Noodles
Evil_Noodles

Mirrors Edge is in my top 3 games of all time, I play is at least twice a year. Not only because of the unique game play, but because of the absolutely perfect art style. I love it! I cannot wait for the next one, as long as you know, they don't change the formula too much.

NTM23
NTM23

Ugh, I always make minor mistake when commenting! Oh well.

NTM23
NTM23

The only thing Mirror's Edge needed was to be twice as long (at least) and consistently as good as some of the sections were. The entire thing didn't have much replay ability, and that was due to the flaws. The music was fantastic, and the graphics in my opinion were really quite amazing for the most part as well, both those two things lent a hand in making a great atmosphere that made me want to visit the game again at least once or twice more, although not immediately after.

 

It's just one of those games that could have had more going for it, but it fell short, and for it, it in a sense was somewhat forgettable compared to other titles to come out around the time. As for Bad Company, I'm not a huge fan of those games, but both had great graphics and great sound. That's what DICE seems to be really great at. I'm more interested to see where Mirror's Edge is headed. I'd really hope they keep what was great about the first, and improve on everything else around it including what was great, and then that'd be something special in its entirety. 

9Dguy
9Dguy

As much as I want Mirror's Edge 2 it should probably wait for next gen. It'll allow for a really good fresh feel on top of the one that the whole game's atmosphere is full of anyway.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

Don't mess up the story of Bad company 3. Keep it light hearted and hilarious. We need LESS serious and dark FPS games set in modern eras.

Uhlextric
Uhlextric

Really waiting for 2. Loved Mirror's Edge.

AizazSharif
AizazSharif

there r two games which moved me during playing.........one was NFS the runa and one is MIRRORS EDGE........... it vl be just mind blowing if EA produced a sequel

bimastrike871
bimastrike871

Mirrors Edge 2 will probably be a next gen title, honestly it makes the most sense.

44montana97
44montana97

please god, i want a new mirrors edge, that game was a great game.

FreakshowGamer
FreakshowGamer

I've been desperately awaiting a Mirror's Edge 2. That first game was amazing. In fact, I want to play it again now that I was reminded of its existence.

CARTchamp
CARTchamp

Hope they give the option to play in 3rd person in Mirrors Edge 2. I think I'd like that.

xdude85
xdude85

I would love to see Mirror's Edge 2 and Bad Company 3.  I just hope they stick to the basics of what made those games so great to begin with.

Razer361
Razer361

I think EA owes us Mirror's Edge 2

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

Mirrors Edge 2 Cod style!

 

What? that's what EA and DICE have been going for recently they wanna compete with trash by becoming trash.

TacticaI
TacticaI

I'll believe it when I see it and so far all I've seen is access already being granted to the BF4 BETA.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I really enjoyed Mirrors Edge and really hope they make a sequel, such a refreshing game.

v3rtigoh
v3rtigoh

please make a mirror's edge sequel please please please please

berserker66666
berserker66666

Sure....just like EA didn't kill Mass Effect 3. Remember, when in doubt, ditch EA games.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Mirror's Edge, yeah! Where will BC2 fit now that both BF and MoH are multiplatform?

coop36
coop36

Mirrors Edge has to have a sequel. I can wait awhile until the next Battlefield/medal of Honor/ Bad Company game.

snob
snob

With the way that the campaign of BC2 ended, there has to be a sequel!!! PLEASE!!!

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

Simply talking........This is the EA's last hope......Now bring them to us........

SolidTy
SolidTy

They are one studio, so they can only work on so much at one time....right now rumor is BF4 is underway.

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

Mirror's Edge one of the best and also one of the most underrated games ever. We want Mirror's Edge 2, ASAP!!

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

Mirror's Edge had fantastic music, and unique atmosphere ,but gameplay was repetitive, and frustrating. Unless they execute it right with the sequel then no thank you.   

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

No offense, but these news stories are kinda meh. I mean of course they're not going to kill of franchises that sold well (or relatively well in Mirror's Edges case). It's not like we're talking about some obscure games. Everyone's expecting sequels to these games.

JACOBDRAGON666
JACOBDRAGON666

both great games looking forward to more of them both specialy mirror's edge.

hickabickabooya
hickabickabooya

Mirror's Edge is an awesome game, and I would be willing to buy a sequel on opening day (something I never do). Even if the Dev's make no drastic improvements to the game, it wil still be a fun addition (though I hope they do). ME is one of my plats that I take the most pride in. 

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

Love Mirror's Edge, I'm still trying to Platinum it!

Assemblent
Assemblent

Mirror's Edge was a breath of fresh air on FP'S's and is, probably one of the most underrated games of this generation of consoles. By criticism and gamers alike.

mattcake
mattcake

Mirrors Edge was like Sonic the Hedgehog (hear me out :P) The first couple of levels were fast, smooth, fun and allowed room for replay to achieve better times through skill, timing and memory. The later levels tripped over themselves, took way too long, had too many slow periods, stop start stop start etc. ME was awesome when you could complete the level in one single run/slide/jump/wallrun in small bites, the same way Sonic was good when you could bomb through the whole level if you knew the route. They need to focus on that for sure.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

I really hope they make a Mirror's Edge 2. I dunno what more I could want since I have spent a ton of time with the first one and even platinumed it (Yeah that was no cake walk).

whitejackel
whitejackel

im really hoping for a mirrors edge 2 been waiting for one ever sense the first one came out awsome game.

Lord_Straffan
Lord_Straffan

Mirror's Edge was unique. I really hope they follow through with a sequel. It was short but maybe they'll add some interesting multiplayer or co-op. I know plenty of people didn't get it and it wasn't for them but I am happy to see it returning.

glez13
glez13

The problems I had with ME were:

It had more trial and error than I could properly digest.

It was a short game with not enough reasons to replay.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

 @Evil_Noodles

 I agree completely with you. Two things they should definetly add is a free-roam system and if they get the free roam nailed right then they could have a online free roam thing

bimastrike871
bimastrike871

You're kidding right? The whole experience is realized because of the first person perspective. Something tells me you didn't even play mirrors edge@CARTchamp

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

 @snob It certainly would work as a setup for a sequel, but I think that line "The Russians are invading! They're coming in through Alaska!" was more intended as a joke making fun of Modern Warfare 2.

Evil_Noodles
Evil_Noodles

 @eddyoshi Free roam would be an amazing feature. Should totally suggest that on the DICE forums.

CARTchamp
CARTchamp

 @bimastrike871  @CARTchamp

 Yes I did play it and if you noticed I asked for the option to play in 3rd person and stated that I think I would like it. Great thing about the word option is it means if you don't like it you wouldnt have to use it. Not sure how you are coming up with wanting the option for 3rd person = never played. After all a first person game with a 3rd person option could never possibly work (Elder Scrolls, Skyrim......). Wasn't there a 3rd person mod for the PC version?

Dudeinator
Dudeinator

 @bimastrike871  

That is such a retarded argument. Just because first person was the main experience, means that third person couldn't also be made as part of the experience? 

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

 @Evil_Noodles

 Sure they did it in the training area (easter egg if you will). Hopefully they can do like one bulding to free roam around and make it larger from there. Shadow of the colosus and GTA had open worlds where you could grab on to almost everything

bimastrike871
bimastrike871

Obviously you've never played the game, the concept would only be fully realized in a first person perspective @Dudeinator