DICE: Gamers Are Ready For Mirror's Edge 2

Dreams of a sequel have yet to be destroyed.

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DICE: Gamers Are Ready For Mirror's Edge 2
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.
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Comments

Earthworm Swiss 7 Oct 2011 15:29
1/18
I felt kinda bad for getting this for a fiver, brand-new from GAME. It definitely deserved more sales than it got, let's hope the sequel can give the series the boost it so very deserves!
Joe Mac 5367 7 Oct 2011 16:47
2/18
I think one big killer for this was it's rubbish cover! Totally did not put across the point of the game.
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Jared 7 Oct 2011 18:36
3/18
If they were announced and to be released in 2012, then 2012 would be arguable one of the best years of gaming since 98. 2011 was pretty action packed so far, but I don't think it's going to have 2012 beat. All 2012 needs is a little Faith.
eXtaticus 7 Oct 2011 20:06
4/18
But the original was complete garbage...
Jared 7 Oct 2011 20:23
5/18
^~~~Maybe to the typical FPS gamer whose afraid to take off his/her sh*t-tinted glasses, and realize that some of the best and most unique games don't require poop-brown & gray color schemes w/ guns.

I passed on this games fo the first few years, and stumbled across a brand new copy at a local k-mart for $15. Hand's down one of the most enjoyable games I've played this year. And out of this gaming generations underdogs/New IPs, this is the best. I think it personally topples over Enslaved, Heavenly Sword, among many others.
Rich Turner 7 Oct 2011 21:54
6/18
I was ready the second I finished the first one.
I love that you can clear the whole game without shooting anyone and I thought all the traversal was fantastic. One of the games I'll remember most fondly when looking back on this gen.
Bennedetto 7 Oct 2011 22:43
7/18
Reach a broader audience? This sounds REALLY bad. I pray that they don't just turn this into another BROWN N BLOOM SHOOTAN BLOODY SCREEN game.
Enzo03 7 Oct 2011 22:58
8/18
A friend of mine says this:
>Broader Audience
>Meaning Cawwa Dooty audience
>Guns, guns everywhere.
>Explosions everywhere.
>BLOODY SCREEN, SO REAL
>Babby control style
>"******" Multiplayer
>Brown and Bloom everywhere.
Florist Friars 7 Oct 2011 23:55
9/18
Reach a broader audience huh? Where have I heard that befo....(Dragon Age 2).............oh god please no.
ODB 8 Oct 2011 00:16
10/18
Fcuk
Fox Boy 8 Oct 2011 19:59
11/18
@Enzo03 Oh hey Enzo.
producers will be the end of vidya 9 Oct 2011 04:58
12/18
"broader audience"


RIP MIRRORS EDGE
Broader Audience 9 Oct 2011 19:55
13/18
EA doesn't know their head from their rear.

After Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, the disappointment that is SWToR, and now (possibly) Mirror's Edge 2 is trying to reach a "Broader" audience, EA will happily destroy any franchise for a single high-sales number.

They're the suicide bombers of video games.
Damon 9 Oct 2011 20:59
14/18
Dear Mr. Liu,

I wanted to let you know that I am a Business Administration Marketing Major who has quite a bit of relevant experience with technology and video games as well as sales and marketing.

I saw a quote that insinuated that DICE might still develop Mirrors Edge 2. This quote also referenced yourself saying that there was potential for the game but the game would have to appeal to a broader market.

As the owner of tampaparkour.com and TPK/Tampa Parkour Facebook, I can tell you the fanbase is slightly worried about whether or not the 2nd game would even be worth playing through once after making "broad market appeal" changes. Right now many of us who still play the original turn new parkour practitioners on to the game every day.

In closing, remember that you base target market has already grown exponentially because parkour has grown exponentially since the release of the first game. If you make too many cookie cutter changes, you may as well release a clone to TRON: Evolution. Please try not to lose us all before the ME2 release.

Best Regards,
Damon

- P.S. - I know quotes can be out of context so if you are already considering my marketing recommendations please disregard the body of this message! Great work at DICE!
Pushca 27 Oct 2011 13:56
15/18
I picked ME up in the Steam Christmas sale. Was blown away by it. Truly innovative and fun gameplay combined with one of the most stunning design aesthetics I've ever seen in a game. Just thinking about those stunning vistas with the multicoloured buildings against the bright blue sky brings back great memories. Single player games don't often live on in the minds of gamers beyond their natural shelf life. Mirror's Edge does...

I really hope they make a sequel. If they do I'll be preordering it this time!
lazyassgamer 4 Nov 2011 13:52
16/18
InMomentumInmomentum is a bit of an alternative.
Would love a mirrors edge 2
Playstation Cheater paxsato 20 Dec 2011 16:12
17/18
paxsato is a known cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This uneducated bitch uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot, a modified controller, wall hacks, and the invincibility glitch. If you see this ignorant bitch in a game just vote to kick his cheating ass out. For those of you on Call Of Duty Black Ops we have also recieved several complaints about paxsato cheating on that game as well.
Red Dead Redemption Cheater NYC-TERROR-WALI 20 Dec 2011 16:15
18/18
NYC-TERROR-WALI is a known cheater on Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3. This uneducated bitch uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot, a modified controller, wall hacks, and the invincibility glitch. Several people have also said that he uses glitches to freeze your PS3 console causing you to have to restart it. If you see this ignorant bitch in a game just vote to kick his cheating ass out.
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