The chances of a Mirror's Edge sequel have been significantly increased, after DICE producer Patrick Liu told SPOnG that any such project would "reach a broader audience."
A continuation of the minimalist first-person platformer was reported to be in development up until February 2011, when it was claimed EA had rejected a prototype for a sequel. It's also no secret that Mirror's Edge, whilst wowing critics, did not meet sales expectations.
In an interview with SPOnG, Liu said that development of a sequel would not be a waste of time. When asked if the games market would be receptive to a Mirror's Edge 2, he said, "Yeah, definitely. I think it’s something that people are ready to get into again.
"We see that there’s a huge fan following, it’s almost like a cult! And we know what strengths we had, and what weaknesses we had in that game. If we were to release a new game, we’d know what to improve and how to reach a broader audience. So I definitely think there’s a market there."
Earlier this year, EA Games president Frank Gibeau said that Mirror's Edge is still important to the publisher, but merely spoke hypothetically about a sequel, leading to conclusion-jumping over any actual development. Liu's comments are the first from DICE that plans for a sequel haven't yet been dashed.