Electronic Arts has confirmed that it has canned Mirror's Edge 2, stopping development of the project after early prototypes were deemed to be disappointing.
Woo boy...massive fallout imminent. ::takes cover::
Yep this really sucks as I was hoping Dice would use the new Frostbite 2.0 engine for this and expand the game. I like how the EA guys say "Dice is working on something else"....like we don't already know what it is.
I liked this game. why is everything getting canned these past few weeks? Guitar hero, True crime, this, dj hero. Anything I missed?
decline in sales in this recession?
this really sucks, the first one had a huge potential but many shortcomings prevented from reaching it and they were using frostbite for the sequel, it would've been amazing
What would that engine have brought to the table for Mirror's Edge? I'm not familiar with anything past the environmental destruction aspect of the Frostbite engine. I am extremely disappointed by this news. I personally think that Mirror's Edge is one of the best new IPs this generation. If they had figured out a way to make the game more appealing to the masses, the potential for the time trial aspect would have been enormous. Dammit!
"I'm still aliiiiiiiiive, I'm still alive but can not apologize, nooooooooo." Fucking EA.
Yes it sucks, but I don't think we've seen the last of what Mirror's Edge did best: 1st person free running. Brink is taking a similar concept and applying it to the FPS genre, and I'm sure others will follow with deeper implementations. We should be glad that at least Mirror's Edge had an impact.
M4I0N3: I think it's more of a mix of factors. True Crime apparently wasn't going to be anything special and music games have been milked almost clean. In terms of Mirror's Edge, I'd assume that DICE is stretched pretty thin ATM. They couldn't even get a full multiplayer experience into Medal of Honor.
How about they tell us the truth! We all know they want everybody working on BF3 and EA didn't want any distractions. So they decided to can it. Simple as that!
It's really sad. Mirror's Edge was actually a breath of fresh air. The problem with it was it was repetitive, and the level design, wasn't varied enough. Most people spent the majority of their time in Time trail. It's really a missed opportunity. The game had so much potential to evolve into something great. Mirror's Edge is not about combat, but I think that may have been it's downfall sales wise. It's nice to run around, but the majority of consumers want action for $60.
but I believe it was not selling very well. unlike GH, this game has no big followers for EA to try it the 2nd time around. DICE is hard at work for BF3 and that's where they shine the most! RIP Mirror's Edge may your demise bring the beast in BF3! don't disappoint now DICE!
I hate this whole point of sales. Ico had a sequel, and there is even a new game coming out by them, and not even one of those sold amazingly.
I loved Mirror's Edge, but it sure had some problems. Music was superb in that game.
hey hey hey sony.. buy the ip from dice. and at least make it into a psn title. with just time trials or a full game
The difference is that Ico cost very little to make, with a very small development team. So despite the fact it did not sell well it still made a profit - add on top that it was critically acclaimed as a piece of art. Mirrors Edge clearly wasnt profitable, used a good chunk of EA's resources that could be used on more profitable projects, got an OK-ish reception with many people praising the concept but complaining that the game was otherwise dull. Theres your answer.
Well I wasn't a big fan of the first game. But I have to agree that the game probably could have benefited from the use of the frostbite engine.
I would rather them can the game early cause it wasn't turning out good then to force a not so great sequel. I don't see this as a bad thing. Now if they said, oh the game was turning out great, but we canned it cause we want to make another Madden, then I'd be upset.
@M4I0N3 I don't think we're in a recession.. i think we're in a bit of a "slowdown".
well they said the prototypes were disappointing so I would rather them can it and start again than release something crappy tbh
Don't see what's to be angry about if the early prototypes failed to show any worthwhile gameplay. I'd rather they can a game than put out a really crappy one that doesn't live up to the first.
Proper translation has been updated. The project isn't "canned" but "halted". The people were put to work on another project. More than likely they need help getting another item out the door and want whomever is managing the other project to help manage this one as well. Typical project management, so nothing to worry about for the loss of the franchise.
Well I think the biggest shame here is that they couldn't do anything good with it. If they are lacking in creativity for such a potentially great universe (the bleached out, outrageously clean, big brother feel was unique imo) but can churn out yet another shooter (no matter how impressive the tech behind it is), it is a sad testament to game development today.
WTF!!!... I was looking forward to a sequel to Faith's parkour running sessions...Damn you EA! http://nooooooooooooooo.com...
best button i ever pushed.
@egidem: Hahahahahaaaaaaaa! Thank you!
@Megatron and above. You can push the button as many times as you want...go ahead, go crazy! Seriously EA just disappointed me with this move.
Thanks egidem, that put a smile on my face after hearing crappy news =)
When was this even announced to be in development? I missed that one.
The article says "'The project has been stopped - involved parties at DICE are working on something else now.'" "Stopped" in not canceled. And until we don't have to translate it I'd just wait for an answer in English.
i dont think many picked up mirrors egde day one but bought the game pre-owned like me, it was a slow burner this one so mirrors edge 2 would sell atleast 1 mil + now.
i loved Mirrors edge 1 and this is really sad news even if it wasn't "CANCELED" i was hoping for something this year. Oh well BF3 is gonna be beast
I picked it up day one and got a pretty decent man purse from gamestop. No I am seriously disappointed from ea.
the sequel to the most innovative use of the first person perspective this gen has been cancelled ? guess where gonna have to go back to boring grey generic military shooters now. I official have no hope for FPS anymore.
N4G never fails to disgust me. I say I'm genuinely upset that one of the more unique titles of this generation won't see a sequel and receive 10 Disagrees? For shame, trolls.
Man this sucks I loved part one for me it was one of the underrate gems this gem.
thats disapointing :( i loved mirrors edge
This is a game that really needed to happen. It had so much potential for innovation on the original. It's too bad everything in gaming is determined by money and guns.
WTF :( They should have cancelled or cancel the next Medal Of Honour, thats what i'd call disapointing, it was like 90% a BFBC clone -_- Do EA own the rights to this or could the owners take it to another publisher?
ea you guys are dumb and would have realized that a sequel would have definitely brought a bigger crowd to the franchise. games like Sims Outdoors? and Deathspank? Gimme a break. Mirror's Edge only needed a few tweaks and a longer campaign for it to be a major success. I absolutely loved the game and totally bought into the Mirror's Edge universe. It's one of the few games that I can pop in today and still be impressed by the design. Please have alternative plans to revitalize this franchise and don't let it become the next Duke Nukem Forever...
The first game was terrible and sales showed that why they started working on a sequel is beyond me?
Mirror's Edge had a lot of potential in my eyes, I just hate to see something so new and fresh be so wholly denied its chance to become one of the greats.
man i was excited for more Mirror's Edge :(
It was NOT canned. At least I don't believe so. More put on hold so they can focus on battlefield 3. I still have hope, and I'd love to see a mirrors edge 2!
F**********************....... F**********************...... U Dice nd EA.
No that's what was said, but now it's revealed that it has been canned :(
I didn't even know it was in development
Well, this sucks big balls.
Yes. And God Bless your mother.
Was this ever officially announced? As far as I know it was only rumoured.
not that I know of. I heard rumors and people wanting it but nothing announced.
Lol it's basically just been announced by being canned :L
GOD DAMN IT EA! this has to be the worst thing they've done this gen. Mirror's Edge 2 DESERVED a sequel, it was just an awesome, original IP. Its such a shame because Dead Space 2 exceeded DS1's sales, so I'm sure ME2 would have sold better. How could the prototype not work? if they kept it like the first game and made some improvements/adjustments then everything would have worked out. EDIT: @ Above. EA said it had a small team working on it a couple of years ago.
lol they will cancel crysis 2 2 hours before release maybe.. fuckers!!
No faith in Faith? Come on EA, I've been waiting like 3 years to hear about a sequel. Best platformer I've ever experienced!
The first one didn't sell that well anyway that's why they probably decided not to go through with this one.
'EA was shown a prototype, but declined with askance,' says Press 2 Play's report (in Swedish). 'The project has been stopped - involved parties at DICE are working on something else now.' Stopped ≠ Canceled
that's kind of naive don't you think? How many games that were "stopped" ever came back? How many of those that did, came back within the decade, and as a finished product that was worth the wait?
Duke Nukem Forever... That's about it.
Note that he said "within the decade".
Still applies. Also the game Prey.
Umm...you don't think for a second that they are REALLY going to scrap the engine for the game, right? Seriously, we ALL know the REAL reason why they "stopped" ME2...because of a certain OTHER franchise that DICE has that is pretty damn popular at the moment (B:BC). Trust me, as soon as BF3 is out, you will want to keep your ears open for ME2 to return to the limelight. I don't think slow sales has stopped EA from putting out sequels (Dead Space flew under the radar, too, despite it being a damn good game, and we still got a sequel to that that just blows its predecessor out of the water in every aspect), and they backed the PS3 when the PS3 really needed some good news to come its way. Why is EA worried about slow sales NOW?
meanwhile assassin's creed 10 is crapped out years in advance
... isn't AC ubisoft?
I enjoyed this game a lot. I like that the VA of Faith was keen on doing a sequel without hesitation. Dang it >.<
it is not canceled. its on hold.
'Developers drop risky original game to focus on military shooter' woot, I just love the way the industry is going. Doesn't big money make everything better??