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Mirror’s Edge 2 Project Shattered

by on February 16, 2011
 

Publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts has announced the unfortunate news that it has cancelled production on Mirror’s Edge 2. They claimed that early prototypes of the game did not meet expectations, and also cited poor sales of the original game. The first title was critically well-received and an innovative, original property, but sales never took off and the game has been a mainstay in bargain bins at retail.

Senior Vice President of Electronic Arts Patrick Soderlund states that the Mirror’s Edge franchise was close to his heart, but poor sales figures of the first game were a nail in the coffin of any sequel. After viewing the prototype, EA declined to take the project further and the project has now been stopped. A small team at DICE had been working on the title for the last few months, but will be put to work on other games at the studio.

Mirror’s Edge was released by EA in 2008 and has been available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac. An iOS adaptation was also produced for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and is currently available via the App Store.

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