We mostly loved Mirror's Edge, and – given the chance to iron out the kinks (read: tell the combat to take a long, particularly unpleasant hike) – we were certain DICE would knock a sequel right out of the park. Unfortunately, it looks like the Mirror's Edge franchise didn't look before it leaped, and now it's down and out for good.
"Patrick [Soderlund - EA driving and shooting game boss] acknowledges that Mirror's Edge didn't match up to their expectations regarding sales, and that has stopped the sequel that has been in development," said a translated report from a Swedish site called Press 2 Play.
“EA was shown a prototype, but declined... The project has been stopped - involved parties at DICE are working on something else now. Patrick himself seems to have Mirror's Edge near his heart, but they are not in the business of charity."
With Battlefield 3 officially entering the home stretch, it's not surprising that DICE would lavish its breadwinner with attention instead of rolling the dice on a largely unproven (and previously flawed) franchise. It's still hugely disappointing, however, seeing as Mirror's Edge was just a few tweaks away from greatness. But then, we suppose you could also say it was a guitar peripheral and seven billion sequels away from profitability and, well, we all saw how that turned out. Perhaps this is for the best.