Mirror's Edge 2 development 'stalled' - Report

Swedish developer DICE says production on sequel to well-received 2008 original has been put on hold; sales of original lower than expected.

Gamers holding out for a sequel to the DICE-developed 2008 original intellectual property Mirror's Edge should be prepared for a long wait.

In a translated interview with Swedish games site Vicachu, DICE executive Patrick Soderlund said sales of Mirror's Edge--a first-person free-running title--weren't where the studio wanted them to be.

Gamers will need to have Faith--and patience--for Mirror's Edge 2.

He also noted that the studio began development on Mirror's Edge 2 and even created a prototype. However, development on the title has since "stalled," and the developers have moved onto other projects. Though the Mirror's Edge franchise is "close to his heart," Sunderland said he can't develop the title for the sake of "charity."

Stockholm-based DICE is currently creating Battlefield 3 for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this fall. It will be the first entry in the core series since Battlefield 2 released exclusively on the PC in 2005.

For more on the original entry, check out GameSpot's review of Mirror's Edge.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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edwin92
edwin92

The only thing I didn't like about the original is that you couldn't aim down the iron sights of the guns hopefully they add that to the sequel.

edwin92
edwin92

The only thing I didn't like about the original is that you couldn't aim down the iron sights of the guns hopefully they add that to the sequel.

Rikufan
Rikufan

maybe we would have seen a mirror's edge two heck maybe even a brutal legend 2 if they had not released both of these games right before COD in the middle of the fall games rush but if they released it in the spring or summer where a new IP can shine they might have sold more

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Never played the first, but I always thought it was a cool concept. Pity.

zxcvbnm96
zxcvbnm96

The only reason i dint buy this game earlier is cuz i dint have a ps3! you guys should consider it !

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

I really hope they do make a second game. I have no doubt it will do better then the first. I loved the game!

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

i guess they have to stop production in that case but damn this sucks

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

please EA, give DICE a chance to make the sequel of this game. Mirror's Edge is just too awesome to end now. DICE have something more than just Battlefield. Make Mirror's Edge 2 with Frostbite 2.0 engine!!!

someflamablekid
someflamablekid

I replayed this game like........5 times every year or so. I would love a sequel.

killzonexbox
killzonexbox

Opticon12000 The developers initially projected a total of three million copies of Mirror's Edge to be sold,[66] but in February 2009, Electronic Arts reported sales of over one million.[67] According to an October 2010 court document pertaining to the legal conflict between EA and Edge Games (see Mirror's Edge#Development and release), Mirror's Edge has sold more than two million copies worldwide, with more than 750,000 of those copies having been sold in North America. The iPhone-compatible version of the game has sold more than 37,000 copies, and a version designed for the Mac OS X operating system is currently in development, slated for release in late 2010

killzonexbox
killzonexbox

I think a sequel would have made this series shine.

lazerboi
lazerboi

Huh? Why is it stalled?? *cries*

BenFireFox
BenFireFox

Most ppl don't really got into the game but it was an great unique feeling while playing. After completing the story mode the time challenges show the real potential of the game where you need to make all things simply with perfect timing to complete the run :( sad no second part comes

ammiedredd
ammiedredd

My husband said that shooting people are more self satisfying (effective stress reliever) than running, jumping, flipping around. I agree because lots of teenager even kids are more happy shooting and killing people. Go to internet cafe for the proof. The developers are aiming for earnings. But that said I am still hoping that Mirror's Edge 2 be made in 2012 with lot of options and possibilities. I got my daughters to run at least four times a week every morning because of faith.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Mirror's edge was great. The whole game is one big adrenaline rush!

dantefenix
dantefenix

mirrors edge was good....except that it was a bit short for normal price

GunnySgt_Sku11
GunnySgt_Sku11

What the hell, i liked the puzzles in the first one and i wanted more in the second, to bad its stalled

Rsoub
Rsoub

FOR ME IS A GOOD START ITS SAD THAT THERE IS NO 2

codename-60091
codename-60091

the reason it stalled because the marketing was really bad! who advertise using physx and under the theme of sports! only idiots!

Rikufan
Rikufan

The reason main reason sales were lower then expected because you released it on the same day as COD World at War same thing happened with brutal legeand they just released it at a bad time i am sure if they put out the games in oh say March a less crowed month sales would be greater

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

I don't mind if Mirror's Edge 2 doesn't come out but its a shame that there aren't more games like ME out there.

Scottisme
Scottisme

@remysola brink is quite different to mirrors edge. but if your talking about the shooting in brink, ya it will be allot better than mirrors edge

Evil_Noodles
Evil_Noodles

Aww, what bad news. Mirrors Edge is one of my all time favourite games. I was really looking forward to the sequel!

mechag2
mechag2

NOOOO!!! ... *cries*

remysola
remysola

I bought Mirror's Edge and dislikes me. Anyways is different and interesting approach. I'm expecting that Brink will not share the same faults

lsv4541
lsv4541

This isn't exactly groundbreaking. We've known that it wasn't likely to happen for a while, and we didn't even know people were still working on it. And who knows, maybe after Battlefield 3? It's kind of funny. I seem to be the only ME fan that's actually optimistic. EDIT: Also, what's with all the hate for larger game franchises? I myself rather enjoy CoD, and they're quite good games; from a quality standpoint, they're better than ME (though I still prefer ME). CoD and the like aren't the reason ME didn't sell well enough; if they didn't exist, people who would have been fans of CoD wouldn't have bought ME anyway.

Captain-Leg
Captain-Leg

I'm going to go cry with my copy of Mirror's Edge :'(

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

It had a lot of potential. The game playing was fun, different, and exciting at times, frustrating at others. But I still think the eSurance animations taping a skeleton plot and no backstory together is what made it not fully click with me.

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

Mirror's Edge got poor sales, because most of the people wasn't expecting a great game like this ! DICE and EA really must give a second chance for this great game !!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

I had fun with the first game, its to bad we will not see a second

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

dissapointing news, loved the first game

ali1111111
ali1111111

i see it is good game i like the first one i think the second one will be nice

fzd88
fzd88

Loved the first one, except my weak mind couldn't take the motion movements...wanted to puke the entire time while playing :P

Altaireed
Altaireed

@Henninger there is already petition on Steam that was started last year,so far 2105 names...

CTR360
CTR360

good game for me i want see sequel

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

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kavadias1981
kavadias1981

The problem is that most people dont enjoy exciting, original and beautiful games. They prefer rehashed garbage and franchise loyalty over quality. Mirrors edge was a game which really hit a spot with those of us who bought it. I genuinely hate the morons who would choose to play fps after fps while ignoring quality like mirrors edge. It is because of these morons that this industry is saturated by rubbish and the quality is left to the few of us who appreciate originality.

juzek
juzek

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CamRaiD
CamRaiD

Aww, thats bad news... Mirror's Edge haunted me with its gleaming future city and that surreal synthy music. I wants more :(

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Give me Mirror's Edge 2 in a 3rd-person perspective and I'm ALL over it!

ammiedredd
ammiedredd

Mirror's Edge 2 is a MUST! Although i believe the first one is not a success that is why they don't have a budget. Calling all Billioniare's to fund it for free. When they do listen to the forum plus below: 1. 100% open world. 2. All tricks/flips that a human can do (parkour and free running). 3. Lot's of jump. 4. Lot's of leap. 5. Recent DLC should be included but huge. 6. others..! Mirror's Edge is really-really fun even my daughters love it. I hope developers make it even they have doubts. Happy New Year!

Henninger
Henninger

Maybe the fans should get a petition started. This game wuz definately unique. I would love 2 c another game like this.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Well, it's good to hear that EA is putting in a lot of effort into BF3, but if it isn't a real sequel to BF2 like BF2 was to 1942 then it will be a waste. Mirrors Edge was awesome.

11CrimsonRubies
11CrimsonRubies

What great news to hear on Valentine's Day. :/ I hope they can pick the series back up again. This could really turn into something great. But if it's canceled, they need to come right out and say so, instead of being vague.

LordelX
LordelX

I bought the original Mirror's Edge and totally enjoyed it. Now the second one is cancelled? That's what happens when you don't buy games or buy them used.

Souldrainer2021
Souldrainer2021

aw i really liked the design of the game, the sound was awesome too. sure it was sometimes pretty difficult but it was hellalotta fun!

taner_123
taner_123

well this was a bad start to the day haha