According to Ben Cousisns, ngmoco’s general manager and former executive producer of the Battlefield franchise, Mirror’s Edge 2 is currently in development at Electronic Arts’ DICE studio.
Cousisns made the statement on his Twitter account, saying “It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at DICE”
The Mirror’s Edge 2 unofficial confirmation was made as a response to EA Games vice president Patrick Stockholm, who recently told OXM that DICE does not want to become a “Battlefield factory”. Stockhom’s exact comments read:
“…the DICE guys are roughly 300 people in the Stockholm studio; not all of them are working on Battlefield things, and that’s intentional, because we don’t want to become a Battlefield factory.”
“The minute we start saying ‘you’re going to make a Battlefield game for the rest of your life’ they’re going to go some place else. So for them to make great Battlefield games there need to be other things for them to do as well. That’s why we have people who move around quite a bit. And then obviously we have a boatload of people that just want to make Battlefield because they love it.”
This is far from the first time that we have heard that Mirror’s Edge 2 is in development. Last May the game appeared on several online resumes, and other EA executives have mentioned the unannounced game as recently as last year. With all the past talk of the title, and now this statement from Cousisns, it seems likely that we will see Faith return for another brilliantly conceived (but not as well executed) first-person free runner in the near future.
As soon as EA makes Mirror’s Edge 2 official, we will let you know.