Ben Cousins: Mirror's Edge 2 is in production [DICE: Never trust a badmouther]

#1
Ben Cousins, the former executive producer of the Battlefield franchise (who has been hiring a couple of DICE employees to work at ngmoco recently) has said that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production.

Chances are fairly good he would actually know this.

His statements come after DICE mentioned they have 300 staff and are working on more than Battlefield in a tweet linking to said article.

Ben Cousins Twitter said:
Ben Cousins ‏@BenjaminCousins

It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-21-dice-we-dont-want-to-become-a-battlefield-factory
Source: https://twitter.com/BenjaminCousins/status/271202320606457856

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#18
I didn't hate Mirrors edge, but why now? If there was enough support or interest shouldn't they have tried to capitalize on it some tme in the last 6 years?
 
#24
I didn't hate Mirrors edge, but why now? If there was enough support or interest shouldn't they have tried to capitalize on it some tme in the last 6 years?
Easier to relaunch IPs near the beginning of a generation.

DICE is also much larger and doing a lot less side work for other studios now.
 
#36
Good. They should've learned what worked and what didn't from the first one. It's entirely possible to fix its problems and make the second one awesome.
 

RionaaM

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#45
So glad to hear this. Hope they don't turn it into a straight up shooter, as those were the worst moments of the original game. In fact, if they make it so that you can avoid firing a single shot that would be great ME1 had some sections were you were pretty much forced to, unless you wanted to play hide and seek with the guards and punch them to death).

Oh, and a sandbox mode would be the best thing ever.

I didn't hate Mirrors edge, but why now? If there was enough support or interest shouldn't they have tried to capitalize on it some tme in the last 6 years?
How can you capitalize on something that won't came out till 2 years later?
 
#50
Can't wait for EA to turn this into an FPS.
I can feel my heart sinking already.

"You can still play this exactly like the original. We've just made it more accessible, de-emphasized the physics, modified the parkour work with a single button, and added more cinematic, action-oriented scenarios. Be sure to preorder at GameStop to get the exclusive Skyline map pack DLC, which should please fans of the first game."