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EA Still Has Faith in Mirror's Edge Franchise

Retail checks have been coming in that indicate EA's stylish first-person action game Mirror's Edge has fallen short at retail.

But despite the game's commercial performance, EA CEO John Riccitiello assured that the company isn't canning the new series.

"Mirror's Edge is one that was very strongly reviewed, that one's going to go forward," said the exec during a conference call. "We're probably going to look into some issues around the design to make sure strong IP is married with strong business."

Reviews were generally favorable, earning a 78 percent average review score at Metacritic, but the new IP had to go up against a tough slate of more recognizable franchises.

EA has made a point to bring more new IP into its product portfolio, balancing out licensed and older series.

"We're actually very pleased with a lot of our new franchises this year," said Riccitiello. He added that Spore and MySims have established strong foundations for future installments, and expects Warhammer Online to do well as time goes on.

Riccitiello also categorized the new sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space as a "long-term big winner" for the company.

But if EA knew the economic conditions it was due to face this holiday, perhaps the publisher wouldn't have relied so heavily on new IP.

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meepmoopmeep3598d ago

i hope they expand the sequel to have multiple routes and an open world.
can't wait to unwrap this game on Christmas Day

:)

ShadowArchangel3598d ago

Ready glad to hear this. Since the moment I saw this game's trailer I fell in love with the series. It has its drawbacks but nothing that can't be fix'd in future sequels.

Statix3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

Translation: "Faith has got to go."

Say hello to the new face of the Mirror's Edge franchise: A buff, steroidal white male lead in a high-tech spacesuit, with dual-wielding capability. Who also happens to do parkour.

Alcohog3598d ago

It really is a great game. One of my top 5 of the year, even. Time trial mode=crack.

andron3598d ago

ME deserves a sequel sometime down the line...