Frank Gibeau, head of EA’s Games label, has revealed that the publisher is actively looking at ways to bring stylish actioner Mirror’s Edge back into the limelight.
Speaking with the chaps at CVG, Gibeau dismissed the notion that the firm has hung the franchise out to dry, though made it clear a potential follow-up would have to attract a considerably larger audience than the inaugural first-person, butt-kicking free runner.
“Not at all. We’re just trying to figure out how to bring Mirror’s Edge back and in what way. That’s part of the creative development process,” he said.
"I know there are some stories about how EA killed Mirror’s Edge. Well, I’m the guy; I greenlight the games. I did not kill it – as God is my witness.”
"What we said internally is: ‘What do we need to do to make [a sequel] a hit?’ We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience. The first game from a quality standpoint was good, but now it needs to be great.”
"We’re actively working on ideas in the Mirror’s Edge universe, we just haven’t locked yet on a way to bring it back and a way that fans will be excited, but at the same time we can get it to a bigger audience."
Mirror’s Edge running-jumped onto store shelves back in 2008 attracting decent review scores, though ultimately tripped up at retail, with the parkour-fuelled outing failing to meet EA’s sales expectations.