Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at Battlefield developer DICE, and the game’s existence is regarded as general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene, former EA free-to-play boss Ben Cousins has revealed on Twitter.
“It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at DICE,” he Tweeted.
The revelation follows an OXM interview with EA Games VP Patrick Soderlund in which he states DICE doesn’t want to be known only as the Battlefield studio.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Rumours of a Mirror’s Edge sequel have been circulating for years, with the project said to have stalled, before re-emerging as a Frostbite 3 title. We’d love to see a sequel so long as it sticks to its free-running roots and doesn’t attempt to become too action focussed.