EA recently announced they'd no longer be continuing the Mirror's Edge series. The first - and probably last - game was a unique blend of parkour platforming and FPS run and gunning, but failed to please critics and consumers enough to warrant a sequel. But such was the outcry to this news, Frank Gibeau, who oversees the EA label, has come out to assure fans he is "trying to figure out how to bring Mirror's Edge back".
Big things were expected of Mirror's Edge, which came courtesy of Battlefield developers, DICE. To begin with, EA project three million copies would be sold, but consumer interest initially was sluggish. By February 2009, Mirror's Edge had topped one million, and to date it's shipped two million worldwide, with the majority of copies sold in North America.
Obviously this wasn't enough for EA, but Gibeau has gone on record as stating "I greenlight the games. I did not kill it -- as God is my witness". He had already come out in support of Mirror's Edge in the past, confessing his love for the game and his hopes that it would continue. And according to Gibeau, EA is looking to bring back the series in a "way that fans will be excited", but admitted "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".
Gibeau obviously has a big job on his hands convincing the brass to fund another round of Mirror's Edge development. And with DICE knee-deep in Battlefield 3 production, I doubt we'll be hearing any Mirror's Edge 2 news soon. We can hope, though. [Joystiq]