EA confirms 'small team' working on Mirror's Edge 2

Speaking to VideoGamer at E3, Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice President of EA Games Europe confirmed that a 'small team' at DICE is currently working on Mirror's Edge 2. Soderlund's comments are the first confirmation that a sequel to the parkour-inspired action adventure game is in development.

When asked about the future of the intellectual property, Soderlund responded by saying: "Mirror's Edge was a risky move. It was a bold move, a very innovative and inspiring move. The game wasn't perfect by any means. We would have liked the game to sell better even though the game has sold better than most people think."

He added: "You will see another Mirror's Edge for sure. It's just a matter of when that time is and what we do with it. We have a small team on it and I'm excited about what we do."

During a December 2008 conference call, CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello assured fans that the developer still has faith in the new franchise. "Mirror's Edge is one that was very strongly reviewed, that one's going to go forward. We're probably going to look into some issues around the design to make sure strong IP is married with strong business."

Additional details or a possible release date were not forthcoming.

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I hope so, this game was one of the most fresh and engaging experiences i have had in a long time. The sound design and graphics when you run and jump between building really makes you feel like your there, you can almost feel the wind rushing across your face as you make a long leap.

Recommend this for anyone up for a fresh experience.

You will see another Mirror's Edge for sure.

EA confirmed last year that Mirror's Edge is going to be a trilogy, like Mass Effect (and Assassin's Creed, but that's Ubisoft, not EA). I don't mind them doing two more ME games, provided they fix the flaws of the first one. Improve the collision detection, and implement a better combat system, and maybe even add some online multiplayer modes, then the game will be pretty much perfect!

I've got it and completed it. The game is short but I really enjoyed playing it, the combat is a PITA but if you can live with it, and you have a mid to high end PC with PhysX support the graphics are easily the best i've seen for a long time.

Hmmm, might get the original.

It seems like this is a nice little gem. I admit I glanced over it cause it is an EA game, but all these positive vibe coming from it is really swaying me.

It's a good game and there's been a lot of speculation that there may be a trilogy planned. I didn't think the game was all that short. If they strung it out with filler missions people would have complained about that. The time trials and speed runs give you plenty to do after you've completed the story mode.

Combat wasn't so bad. It adds an extra level of challenge, but I found hand-to-hand combat frustrating and the jumping mechanics do need an overhaul. Looking forward to the next game.

Would have liked to see a bit more DLC though.

I wish the reviews didn't same the game was too short, but I liked the demo alot, the concept was pretty good for me. Probably one of those games i'll get for $20 or at clearance at Target.

Cool, glad to hear it. I'm playing through the original at the moment - the combat annoys me, but the rest is pretty awesome.