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#1 Posted by RedRoach (1401 posts) -

From Gamespot:

Rumors of Mirror's Edge 2 have been swirling for years, but according to ngmoco's Ben Cousins, the game is no rumor, but in fact a reality. The Swedish developer and former Electronic Arts employee said over Twitter today that it is "general knowledge" in the Stockholm, Sweden (where DICE is located) development scene that the free-running sequel is in production. An EA representative was not immediately available to comment.

Cousins' tweet was in response to an Official Xbox Magazine report in which EA Games vice president Patrick Soderlund confirmed non-Battlefield projects were in development at DICE. He was asked to justify the "risks" associated with developing games like Mirror's Edge when sequels to established franchises are historically known to sell well.

"Well it depends, right? Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. It's also important for us; the DICE guys are roughly 300 people in the Stockholm studio; not all of them are working on Battlefield things, and that's intentional, because we don't want to become a Battlefield factory," Soderlund said.

The developer added that telling DICE employees that they will only work on Battlefield games for the duration of their tenure would be detrimental for morale.

"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," he said. "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."

The twitter post is here

Now obviously this is still a rumor, we've heard of the game being made and scrapped for years, but I can't help but get excited at any possibility of it becoming reality. Mirror's Edge was a fantastic game that a sequel could really improve on.

Not to mention the infamous VGA's are coming up, and that is more of a "new trailer and game announcements" thing than an actual award show. So hopefully we'll see it there, or at E3. I think it could make a great launch title for the next gen platforms. At least we know we'll be getting some new The Last of Us stuff at the VGA's.

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#2 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

I wouldn't suggest that anyone get their hopes up, it's be promised far too many times.

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#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

A trailer at the VGAs would be neat. Still, it seems that an ME2 has been rumored for a long while now without any official announcement.

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#4 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Hope it's in third person this time.

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#5 Posted by JacDG (2186 posts) -

Don't play with my heart like that, don't you dare!

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#6 Posted by SpacePenguin (493 posts) -

I'm not going to get too exited over this, these rumors surface once and a while and nothing ever comes of it.

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#7 Edited by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

I know it's coming, you don't need to tell me! No really, Mirror's Edge 2 will materialize sooner than you think, I just know it.

However, I do love how the quoted dude up there was basically like "We're only working on ME2 because if we told the DICE guys we only want Battlefield they'd leave. We're keeping them busy with "side projects" so they can make us some moar Battlefield in the future.. But between you and me, dafuq is Mirror's Edge?"

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#8 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

I hope it does ..... Mirrors edge is a nice game that deserves more improvement that a sequel would entail

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#9 Posted by mordukai (8481 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

I wouldn't suggest that anyone get their hopes up, it's be promised far too many times.

i agree.

I know many gamers were down on that game but I rather liked it. The ending sucked balls but the rest was really fun to play.

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#10 Posted by BeachThunder (14577 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Hope it's in third person this time.


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#11 Posted by JEC03 (1421 posts) -

Mirror's Edge is a great game the colors,graphics and music always put me in a better mood.

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#12 Edited by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

I'm not a giant fan of the original but I enjoyed it and it always felt like it was one of those games that would be served well by getting an more refined and fleshed out sequel.

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#13 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (866 posts) -

Err yippee?

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#14 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

Mirror's Edgd is this gen's BG&E;.

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#15 Posted by kindgineer (3087 posts) -

It will take more than it being announced for me to get excited. The original was a great idea, but had tons of flaws. Unless they could prove to me they can fix that, I'll wait until the retail release to make any form of reaction.

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#16 Posted by KingBroly (1699 posts) -

I know someone who apparently played an Alpha version a few years ago, but it got scrapped for some reason.

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#17 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I'm so glad that it might finally happen 
For the 25th time