Mirrors Edge 2 is only possible now!

EA Executive: Dice Battlefront almost never happened and Mirrors Edge 2 is only possible now.

 

Executive Vice president of EA Patrick Soderlund admitted in an interview with CVG that DICE’s input on Star Wars: Battlefront almost never happened.

To me DICE’s involvement with a Battlefront reboot should have been a given especially with their track record with the Battlefield games. EA’s infinite wisdom showing there… Thankfully though DICE spoke up and managed to stake their claim in the reboot everybody was hoping for ever since EA bought the rights for Star Wars games a few months ago.

According to Soderlund:

“DICE is a very particular place and they are very proud of what they do and you don’t really tell them what to do,” Söderlund said. “I didn’t anticipate them wanting to work on a license—they’ve always been new IP or their own IP. But they were just like, ‘we would kill to make this game’ and the whole studio started talking about it like, ‘please give us this game.’”

Moving on to the topic of Mirrors Edge 2 Soderlund said that EA always wanted to make a sequel but they didn’t know exactly what direction to go with it. In Soderlund’s words:

“I’ll be honest with you: we’ve been looking at Mirror’s Edge for many years and had small prototype teams and incubations around what it could be,” Söderlund said. “But it wasn’t until Sara Jansson, who is now the producer on it, came to me and called Karl-Magnus Troedsson and said, ‘listen, I have an idea for what this could be’. She presented a vision so inspiring that we were like, ‘we have to build this now’.

“The interesting part is that it was a game that could only be built in gen 4 and that was cool. I liked that because what they’re doing, it’s not possible on the current generation.

So typically the consoles are holding us PC gamers back, we could have had Mirrors Edge 2 by now!

Thanks Consoles.