Mirror’s Edge 2 Canned, Electronic Arts May be Back to Their Old Tricks

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.

Read Full Story >>
The story is too old to be commented.
Fir3truck3777d ago

I really liked the first game this sucks but they might bring it back like Activion is going to bring back Guitar Hero.

TheStonedSheep3777d ago

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.

VersusEM3777d ago

then whats the deal w/ dead space 2?

TheIneffableBob3777d ago

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?

TheStonedSheep3776d ago

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.

Seferoth753776d ago

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

koehler833777d ago

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.

nnotdead3777d ago

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.

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 3776d ago
maxcavsm3777d ago

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.

Shok3777d ago

Damn. I was really hopin for a sequel. I really enjoyed the first game, it's one of my favorite games this gen.

AmigoSniped3777d ago

I never played Mirror's Edge so this is kind of people like me that caused this.

Show all comments (24)
The story is too old to be commented.