DICE Explains The Long Delay Before Mirror's Edge Sequel

Nearly five years have passed since Mirror's Edge was released in 2008 and its sequel is still not revealed despite the continuous hints and teases that it would be announced officially "real soon."

According to DICE executive producer, Patrick Bach, the delay was because the development team refused to start development until they found an idea which they believed in.

"I think we are the bad cop in most cases when it comes to scrutinizing ideas and IPs and features, or whatever it might be," he explained. "We would not try to pitch something that we didn't believe in, and that takes time."

Mirror's Edge 2 is a reboot for the series. It is currently in development and will be released next-gen consoles and PC "when it's ready."

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"the development team refused

"the development team refused to start development until they found an idea which they believed in" - Ahahahaha what a joke, EA would never allow that. Previous iterations of the sequel were probably so bad that not even EA would dare publish them.

Better to know

What the fuck you are doing and have a solid idea in the beginning, than to be going through the development process and making last minute decisions like "What can we do here, how can we improve this.etc." Blizzard did that, it was called Diablo 3. Last minute implementation and or change of a game design can ruin a game or franchise real fucking quick. I agree with their decision as much as it sucks to hear but in the end I think they made the right call.

payback

if thats dices/ea view on people who love mirror edge, then i wont by any ea/dice games till they can be arsed to release mirror edge 2, ill get em free. remember always hurt the games developers that hurt you.

Impossible

I'm sure. I'm sure you got a positive id from an anonymous blog comment and you're clearly the most brilliant cop for figuring out to arrest someone before they actually committed the crime. Kudos, sir.

Why?

Why? It's a reboot... "Mirror's Edge 2 is a reboot for the series..." So you don't have to play the first to get the second... Not sure why they needed to reboot it if the first was good.

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