We've been hoping to hear about a Mirror's Edge sequel for years. And for the longest time, EA and DICE would only say that it's "possible."
Well, maybe it's more than possible now; maybe they're actually working on it. According to a former EA employee and current Swedish designer, it's "general knowledge" that DICE is indeed working on Mirror's Edge 2 . This better be true, damnit.
This from a Tweet by Ben Cousins, who writes:
"It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE."
This was in response to an OXM article in which EA Games vice president Patrick Soderlund made it plain that games other than Battlefield are in development at DICE. EA doesn't want to limit or pigeonhole the talented studio, which is probably the right idea:
"The minute we start saying 'you're going to make a Battlefield game for the rest of your life', they're going to go some place else. So for them to make great Battlefield games there need to be other things for them to do as well. That's why we have people who move around quite a bit. And then obviously we have a boatload of people that just want to make Battlefield because they love it."
So if Cousins is right and DICE really is cranking away on Mirror's Edge 2 , there should be a lot of excited fans out there. After all, couldn't we use just a little break from the blockbuster shooters…?