Mirror's Edge trilogy planned

Senior producer says EA DICE game is first installment in "three-story arc"; level editor planned for sequel.

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In the past, Electronic Arts has gained notoriety for being overly reliant on sequels and one-offs for its many gaming franchises. That reputation has been turned on its ear this year, with the publisher bringing to market a number of new properties including Spore, Dead Space, Army of Two, and Mirror's Edge. Of course, that doesn't mean that those new properties will simply be one and done.

Insert "admiring own reflection" joke here.

In an interview with AusGamers, EA DICE senior producer Owen O'Brien confirms that the first-person action adventure Mirror's Edge will be the first in a three-game series. "The story we're telling at the moment is kind of a trilogy, a three-story arc," said O'Brien in response to whether EA would carry the series on in perpetuity. "I think there's a lot of scope to take the story in different directions, or maybe tell someone else's story. But certainly for these first couple games, it's all about Faith. It's all about her experience in the world."

O'Brien also had a few words on the as-yet-unannounced sequel. Namely, he noted that one of the primary features being planned for the next game is a level editor

"It's something we're probably going to look at for the sequel," said the loose-lipped producer. "It will be great, it really will be great. Creating a level editor is a skill in itself, and that's a lot of work. And if we do it, we want to make the level editor as easy to use and intuitive as the game is. And that's going to take us quite a lot of time. So that's something we're looking at for the sequel."

Mirror's Edge will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11, with the PC edition following sometime this winter. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's hands-on with the Time Trial mode from last week.

Discussion

137 comments
ahmed822
ahmed822

I want to drive a car on the rooftops plz

DarkspineSonic0
DarkspineSonic0

Hav u noticed that in the end of Mirror's Edge, all of the SWAT officers suddenly dissappear for no reason?

11CrimsonRubies
11CrimsonRubies

I really hope that they actually make a sequel or two and don't just talk about it. I felt like the ending was a bit abrupt and didn't quite wrap everything up.

manga777
manga777

please say something at E3 2010

Valkirye22
Valkirye22

hell make 1, make 2 more. make 10 more i loved the game and seriously it's something worth playing it simply doesn't have a competition in the industry to compare it to. GAME IS APSOLUTELY AMAZING

jkshrout
jkshrout

Mirror's Edge is one of my favorite games of all time. Beautiful animations, beautiful soundtrack, and extremely innovative game. There were a few minor downsides, such as a short campaign, but it was an overall breathtaking experience. I hope that they include a race mode in ME2 so you can compete on race-specific courses to a finish line.

11CrimsonRubies
11CrimsonRubies

I LOVED Mirror's Edge! It had some (okay a lot of) frustrating parts, but it definitely had the right idea. I can't wait for a sequel. No more elevator shaft-like levels though. And a lot less indoor tunnels and stuff. I'd like a level or two in the rain also.

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

if mirror's edge is coming later on the PC, how come it says NOV. 11 on the pc section?

froseph
froseph

PC version is going to be a bit later? Dang it. Fallout 3 should keep me entertained until then....hehe

guertt
guertt

this game is a rental 100% sure. and after trying the demo, I can't wait to rent it for a week :)

gamemaster004
gamemaster004

I had it pre-odered before the demo came out, and after the demo came out I was more than thrilled toi get this game I can't to see what direction this game evolves in!

hotbodyboy_2006
hotbodyboy_2006

Meh!! Oh come on!! Prince Of Persia had Wall Runs. This game also has Wall Run. POP was a Trilogy. So this game is also going to be trilogy. WOW!!

megamaster32
megamaster32

They should test before deciding a triology to early like how will it end graphics if they sold millons of copies etc

Media_Mind
Media_Mind

no game should be forced into a trilogy to make a great series. Like portal was tight and short and to the point, with no plans for a trilogy (but earned a sequel because of its success)

annegab
annegab

Wouldn't they want to wait and see how well the game does before announcing a trilogy?

Cloud_in_midgar
Cloud_in_midgar

This game looks fantastic i think that EA have really turned themselves around cant wait =)

firehawk998
firehawk998

Before this game gets released how could the guys at EA think this would be a major hit. Wait for the game to sell well then decide to make this a trilogy. At the same time this may do good after seeing DEAD SPACE. This game may have the potential to reach DEAD SPACEs caliber or not.

skateboard1587
skateboard1587

this game could be really good, or really bad. we shall see...

Teelee8
Teelee8

This game looks like garbage.

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

I certainly hope this is a good idea announcing something as important as this w/o even releasing the first game. Sure, I'm certain sales for Mirrors Edge will be pretty high, considering its release date. And that's what the only thing EA will be looking at and then go "woo sure, lets bring out the rest" If this game is good, sure they made the right decision. But what if it's a flop? Does EA track the number of these possible games that might get sent back? My guess is nope. I'm interesting in this game sure, but I'm more interested in seeing how EA got on such a high horse, lol.

grassgreener12
grassgreener12

Hopefully this game keeps Dead Space's momentum forwards in terms of making good games. If this game turns out awesome, I will definitely consider paying $180 for the entire trilogy. Better yet, I may have some faith in EA in the future....lol

GeneralArrow
GeneralArrow

Perhaps they think this game is a gem already. Remember how people were just like oh dead space will be good but not great. Well this might be another sleeper hit from EA. I don't really care to much about there corporate practices if they can make games right. How ever this could be to hype the game up before its out on the shelves.

tony2077ca
tony2077ca

reminds me of breakdown which i love "points to the left"

Spoon_Si
Spoon_Si

IMO after watching the trailer, it just made me dizzy... not at all interested atm..

xMADxDOGx
xMADxDOGx

it has some "perfect dark zero" elements :p the chick has the same structure :)

FomarThain
FomarThain

For myself I don't have any problems with something being a trilogy but what does kind of baffle me, as others have pointed out, is this thing isn't even released yet... I mean most every game is a crap shoot as far as I am concerned. This thing could bomb. I don't think that it will but still... why not hold onto this information until you see the bottom line on this game... Doesn't make much sense to me.

devotedgmr17
devotedgmr17

And also...what's so ridiculous about a trilogy?! Nowadays, the story arcs in games are just so broad, they usually need 2 or more games to tell it all. I am in fact excited that the story line will be deep enough to carry through to sequels.

devotedgmr17
devotedgmr17

um, to respond to mitchster...Mass Effect also had a planned trilogy even before release...hmm i guess that means they didn't think highly of their AMAZING game either...funny how that works

SEEDman_X
SEEDman_X

So instead of creating one bad game, EA decided to stretch it out to make three!! Brilliant!!

mitchster_chief
mitchster_chief

The game isn't even out yet and they're planning on stuff for the next game? in my opinion they must not think highly of thier own game this is rediculous.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

You've got to be kidding me! Everything now comes in trilogys, although what could you expect from the money sucking companies like EA.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Really looking forward to this. Breakdown was crap. Mirrors Edge is nothing like Breakdown.

Rialb00
Rialb00

Haven't been this excited for a game since Breakdown. Its going to be amazing!

devil-neva-cry
devil-neva-cry

in all honesty the more i read about this game the more i think it'll b a second hand deal.... im defo readin de review beforehand

devil-skater
devil-skater

My english sux but from the title i understand we will be able to make our personal levels!!!!!! omg omg omg!!!! i cant wait for tha game!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryans273
Ryans273

yeah i cant wait for dis game to come out it looks amazing!

TTDog
TTDog

Methinks this is all talk, I don't think the first one will sell enough to make it worth their while to do two sequels.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

They dont even know if they'll profit from a first one, lol. I'd see how the first one sells before planning the rest EA. But I guess you guys have so much money, you're willing to risk it.

Timstuff
Timstuff

I am sick of all this "trilogy" talk when it comes to games. If you have a good idea for a game, throw everything you've got at it. If it sells well, make a sequel. That's how the industry has always operated, and this concept of "designing games as a trilogy" has only appeared recently, and it always seems to lead to problems. These are VIDEO GAMES, not movies. When you buy a video game, it should feel like the developer made it as complete as possible, and held nothing back. I don't like the idea of buying an incomplete game just because the developer was "saving stuff for the sequel," which is why I didn't like Assassin's Creed, and why Too Human was an epic failure.

joemack13
joemack13

the first one hasnt even come out and their already planning a trilogy! still, this one sounds cool and the level editor woud be awesome!

Greenmonkey824
Greenmonkey824

Trilogy, hmm? Sounds interesting. Let's hope that Advent Rises.

pidow
pidow

Why is PC last and why are we put behind all other platforms? PC was first and the other's came later and still do not meet or exceed the PC's graphic capabilities....you guys keep pushing us further and further out and I personally will take my money to a company that includes PC's along with everyone else.

varunaanatu-k
varunaanatu-k

hey nacho7600 in what way is the fact that the protagonist being a girl stop someone buying a game? does the gender of a character dictate how great or bad game is? seriously i don't get retards like you.