It’s a shame when a game so critically well reviewed as Mirror’s Edge (which, if you’ve not picked it up, is well worth the pitiful £5 asking fee in most places just now) fails to sell commercially. It was a brave, rather adventurous game that mixed free running and platforming with a first person perspective, and did it all rather well.
The sequel, which EA have said was in production under a ‘small team’, has been put ‘on hold’ by the publisher, according to VG247. The reason: whilst an internal demo was seen, most of the team behind the game at DICE have moved on.
EA’s John Riccitiello was keen on a sequel back in 2009. “We’re still working through things like how to best deal with Mirror’s Edge 2,” he said to Kotaku. “I think it’s a game that deserves to come back… Fascinatingly original art direction. Music and sound design was great. I think the gameplay mechanic was a blast, but was intermittent and the levels didn’t work.”