EA has revealed that Mirror’s Edge was an incredibly successful game and has sold 2.5 million units so far. The sequel was always on their minds but they waited till Gen 4 (PS4/Xbox 360) to go ahead with the project because it was the only way the game’s vision could be realised.
EA Games EVP Patrick Soderlund revealed that the game was not possible on current gen consoles.
“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,” he told CVG.
“So that’s when I knew that we had something and spoke to EA. The support inside the whole company on Mirror’s Edge has been tremendous. We sold about 2.5 million units with Mirror’s Edge and people haven’t even blinked at it – like, ‘of course we’re going to make a new Mirror’s Edge’. The whole company has been behind it.
“Of course we think that this will be successful, that people will love it and that we’re going to sell a lot more than we did with the first one. A lot of times you’ve got to follow your gut and your heart rather than looking at everything that necessarily made sense on paper. I think that our fans are pleased to hear that and I’m glad that I work for a company that can give us that opportunity, frankly.”
The game was announced at E3 and will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can find the details, trailer and screenshots here.