It has been announced that Electronic Arts looked at DICE’s prototype for Mirror’s Edge 2 and immediately shut down production of the title. This has me worried about the future of EA.
I really liked the first game this sucks but they might bring it back like Activion is going to bring back Guitar Hero.
This saddens me but EA is a bsuiness if a product doesn't sell, they won't make a second, and video games are no different.
Damn, thanks EA! /s
then whats the deal w/ dead space 2?
EA saw the potential to make Dead Space a more appealing game to the mainstream. It was also easier to do so since it's a third-person shooter. Mirror's Edge, on the other hand, is a first-person platformer at its core. Sure, you could give the game a heavier emphasis on shooting and add in multiplayer, but at that point is it still Mirror's Edge?
Like a said: they are a business, I'm pretty sure that DS sold more than ME, but anyway. EA doesn't have unlimited funds so tough decisions have to be made, I'm sure they weren't thinking "Muhahaha, gamers will be SO angry at us", no, they cut funding because they obviously thought that they wouldn't make a profit or would make a larger profit elsewhere. Does that make them evil? No, not at all. They are business people, not gamers, it isn't their responsibility to provide ME2; it's their responsibility to create profit for their shareholders. It's all about supply and demand. Demand for ME wasn't high enough, and EA thought demand for ME2 was not high enough either so there wasn't any supply, simple as.
When EA looked at Dead space 2 it didnt completely suck? I love how EA is instantly the enemy but nobody knows the condition of the game they showed off. Red Steel 2 had the same thing happen. When Ubisoft saw the first images of the game they pulled it from that developer and gave it to another which started completely over on the game. This is nothing new and doesnt mean EA is the devil. Maybe they just didnt think the game was good enough and will pay another dev to start from scratch sometime soon
That's business. Besides, if it was a matter of sales, they wouldn't have bothered prototyping at all. They weren't happy with the direction and it was stopped. It's probably better off for everyone. Chances are they'll go back to it with another director when something fresh gets pitched.
ME did sell well. over 2 million not counting dd like Steam and what not. i think it has more to do with want Dice to stay focus on other projects. also finding a way to add mp would also be difficult.
God damnit, I actually liked Mirror's Edge. Looks like they're going the way of Activision and cutting down anything that isn't a billion dollar seller.
Damn. I was really hopin for a sequel. I really enjoyed the first game, it's one of my favorite games this gen.
I never played Mirror's Edge so this is kind of people like me that caused this.
I'm confused. I've been hearing mixed things about this. Some claim it's been canned, while others thinks development has only been put on hold. I'd really appreciate some clarification.
I would like clarification as well. But personally it sounds like it just on hold. I guess all we can do is wait and see.
lol ea cancels one game and theyre automatically like activision lmao dont get me wrong mirrors edge was amazing but i doubt this means theyre like activision
They canned the sequel to a really bad game with zero potential for growth and they're going the way of Activision? Wow, did someone drop you on your head as a baby or something or are you just an idiot? Seriously, just quit this journalism thing because you clearly don't have the common sense needed to even be mediocre at it.
"They canned the sequel to a really bad game with zero potential" Way to not even state why YOU think it was a bad game.
if you think game is bad, look how many people enjoyed it. if you search youtube you find so many videos it is crazy. but then again, all people who did campaign and didn't give speed runs any chance missed the game completely
I'd do the same if I wanted all my resource focused on one title, and not create any competition with multiple projects. Does this make me Activision?
I think I enjoyed the demo back in 2008.
Picking up take two? Where the fuck does this writer get his info?
It's a shit system where a game developer of a massive long standing extremely popular multiplayer game with about five or six entries in the franchise along doesn't have the right to develop what it wants, when it wants. IO interactive is allowed to make Kane and Lynch 2 while hitman goes unloved, but DICE has to kill off mirror's edge 2? Games are a harsh mistress.
2 years and they still don't have any ideas , if i were them i would have put mirror edge in a age of no weapons , only sword and stuff like that , i have great idea but i can't make a game ...
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