Mirror's Edge 2 'not abandoned' - Report

EA Games senior vice president Patrick Soderlund says DICE is "working on something" to follow up well-received free running original.

In 2009, it was revealed that the Mirror's Edge franchise would continue past the well-received, but less-than-stellar selling original. However, earlier this year, developer DICE offered a bit of bad news for franchise fans, saying development of Mirror's Edge 2 was "stalled."

It'll be a while before Faith gets to run around again.

Now, EA Games is waffling again about the parkour-inspired first-person franchise, telling GameStar that the Mirror's Edge series has not fallen by the wayside.

"We have not abandoned the franchise," said EA Games senior vice president Patrick Soderlund. "We're working on something, but I'm not willing to talk about that."

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

For more on Faith's first outing, 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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acer7x
acer7x

Good, its a great franchise with a lot of potential

Mikey2K10
Mikey2K10

One of my favourite games of this generation. Hope a sequel materialises...

BNB2016
BNB2016

I WANT A SEQUEL!!!! :)

whitejackel
whitejackel

Come on Mirros edge 2 i love the first game and was dying for a second, i hope it come out.

Colonel-Moses
Colonel-Moses

Would love to see a Mirror's Edge sequel... in the meantime, though, I would settle for EA putting the time trial server back online. Having to disconnect my 360 from Live so I can play DLC is kinda lame.

ahmed822
ahmed822

Mirror's edge FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

anangelsdemon
anangelsdemon

I really loved Mirror's Edge. If they're making a sequel, a map editor (think Halo Forge mode) would be awesome, open world (like Assassin's Creed), a longer campaign and better multiplayer.

tobyknight
tobyknight

hopefully keep the way it was ,which is limited shooting style

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

We don't need "something", we need a full-blown sequel to the beautiful game.

Gulle0612
Gulle0612

@zaiwen allright, we could argue all day about this, without getting anywhere, so let's just say that you have your opinion, and the rest of us have our opinion. that will be the easiest way to settle this, don't ya think?

zaiwen
zaiwen

@Gulle0612 whoever said that graphics was everything? u claim i didn't follow the story.. yet you obviously didn't even understand why i even mentioned that graphical wise, it'll even surpass the 1st game.. the gameplay sure is a bit decent but that isn't even the argument here.. the fact remains the 1st same didn't sell well so its no surprise the next project was stalled.. hell, why even bother risking investing in development costs if you have doubts it'll sell even more than its predecessor, when there are tons of games that are far worth investing on in EAs portfolio. which leads me to my opinion no wonder EA declares losses because of the simple fact that games like this didn't sell well

Gulle0612
Gulle0612

@zaiwen okay first off all, life is all about taking chances. imagine how boring life would be if we didn't take chances? if we always played it safe. but no, EA has the guts to say "okay, the first game wasn't the biggest seller on the market" (which i'm not sure off, since i don't follow the game news that much) "but what the hell. let's pull ourself together and make a new helluva game!" and the game was awesome. you mentioned graphics. let's take a great example: World Of Warcraft. now it would be a lie to say that the graphics were as good as the witcher 2, uncharted 2 or something like that, but it is the best selling game in the world (i think). so graphics isn't everything pal. and the gameplay in mirrors edge were amazing. felling the rush when you ran across rooftops. and the great felling when you pulled off some nice combos or acrobatic moves. that's awesome! and the story wasn't bad at all. you probably didn't follow the story. a city, where you were hunted, living hidden in the underground with a secret organization. running from the police on the rooftops. that's an awesome story. so what is the problem man? if you have anything to add, plz reply.

tonet666
tonet666

Mirror's Edge 2 + Frostbite 2 = Superb

GamingBoy2009
GamingBoy2009

Good to see that it still has some life. I hope they go straight to working on Mirrors Edge 2 after BF3 comes out

zaiwen
zaiwen

no wonder EA always declares losses at the end of their fiscal year.. its cause of games like this.. pathetic.. u might as well sell for under $30 so MAYBE just maybe it'll sell more than its predecessor so most kids can afford the game this time & convert it to an actual sale

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

"working on something" better mean on MIRRORS EDGE 2, not Mirrors edge multiplayer or DLC or any crappy thing like that!

shakensparco
shakensparco

Give the game a map editor and co-op; then it should sell much better.

marlobc
marlobc

OMG OMG,im so happy:)

DavidFry1
DavidFry1

I thought the first mirrors edge was enjoyable. I think they should have a save anywhere system for the P.C. version. I thought it was bad, always having to repeat the same steps and jumps just get to save spot in the game.

smfalgout
smfalgout

I really liked the first one, even though it was far from perfect. I would love to see a sequel that refines the mechanics of the previous one.

homeworkkills
homeworkkills

I think that a sequel would be better in gameplay and sell better because people now know what to expect.

MrGoldfish1
MrGoldfish1

Mirror's Edge looked cool but Battlefield 3 has priorities over Mirror's Edge 2 because Battlefield 3 is going to be big, not as big as we all think but big. Also, their network needs lots of debugging.

pcty
pcty

I didn't liked Mirror's Edge but it's good news for the fans.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I think this was more a problem of Dice being busy with Battlefield 3 than it was dropping Mirror's Edge 2 altogether. Because let's be honest, at this point the Battlefield IP will sell a whole lot more copies than the Mirror's Edge IP. This is a reminder for me to pick up the first game. I played the demo, and always meant to play it. It was slick and fun to play.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Not abandoned. EA that would be an excellent name for the sequel. "Faith:Not adandoned". Now go make this game.

twistedface12
twistedface12

i havent played the first game though but im still excited about this i saw the gameplay of the first 1 its awesome

gamekingpin
gamekingpin

This was a very good game and a total breath of fresh air. With some improvements this will be a great sequal and will sell really well. I know I will buy it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I didn't play the original Mirror's Edge, I prefer to practice parkour IRL, lol.

pretty_odddd
pretty_odddd

EA's best studio is DICE. They made one of the best game ever.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Frostbite Engine + Mirror's Edge 2 = win I love the people who say "EA suckz so hard", while EA has maybe the most out of all the great franchises.

Race
Race

I'd love to see Mirror's Edge 2 with improvements made. I thought the first game could have gone from 'good' to 'great' with a few tweaks, and I still think so.

kozakon
kozakon

this is a great game and i cant wait for the second one.

watchawant
watchawant

IMAGINE MIRROR"S EDGE 2 WITH FROSTBITE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RockmasteR-_-
RockmasteR-_-

nice! Hope to see faith with the Frostbite 2 Engine! :D

Danituga
Danituga

i hope it's not abandoned cause I freaking love mirror's edge!

JJB03
JJB03

swwweeeeeeet

kaijukrash
kaijukrash

I bought Mirror's Edge on release and still play it through from time to time. Great play mechanics, thrilling heart pounding action, fantastic music, fun story, and a nice departure from shooting everything in sight. And if you happen to have lived in NY for the past 15 or 20 years the sociopolitical backdrop might hit close to home I always did feel like it could have used a bit more in certain areas but I loved it nonetheless. And hell that's what sequels are for. Thanks for not abandoning this one DICE!

ParisSun
ParisSun

EA is behind every disaster in the gaming community. Just rake in your money and stop interfering with games.

kibbik
kibbik

glad to hear it. i found it an immersive experience. quite a feat without all usual gunfire and loud explosions. it had an exceptional music score and environments too. i will buy any follow up game to this, no questions asked

zidan4000
zidan4000

i soooo want this to be true , i am sure that i will buy it.

AcRossi
AcRossi

this game is not good.. it's AWESOME yesterday i was playing this game. i really really reallly want a new version of this game.

dimis_
dimis_

It was quite focused in terms of marketing (including a video of a really good song?) and the reviews it got were good. I have NO idea why more people were not intrigued. I found it depressing even knowing that many would be spending $60 on COD Part 2 than this on a sale for $15.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

It was good fun, great fun even. A unique game. I just didn't find the first one memorable.

muzza93
muzza93

1st game was heaps of fun and something different, great sense of speed and momentum. Im definitely gettin the 2nd, but if they include a level designer/editor mode, holy crap u have a real winner on ur hands.

SilverLlama
SilverLlama

I cant wait I loved the first one how there's shooting and I think it's spelled "pokour"

Deluhathol
Deluhathol

Glad to hear that they will be doing something with the franchise. Even though Mirror's Edge had its fair share of problems, there was still something oddly compelling about it. Definitely looking forward to a sequel.