Published on May 17th, 2012 | by Snow0
Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirrors Edge 2 in the works?
GameSpot UK may have just made a lot of people happy with their recent discovery of resumes containing information of a Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirrors Edge 2. If this is true, could we expect to see something announced at E3 2012 in June?
You know the routine though… GameSpot asked and the response was.. “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”
Various LinkedIn profile pages indicate DICE may be at work on third entry in shooter franchise, sequel to 2008 free-running game.
Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirror’s Edge 2 have been spotted on various profile pages at professional networking site LinkedIn (tracked down by GamerZines), indicating DICE is possibly at work on sequels to its shooter and free-running franchises.
The Bad Company 3 reference comes from a userwho said he “provided video game prototype, design, and demo feedback on various AAA titles including Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Dead Space 2, Devil May Cry 5, and other unannounced titles” between 2009 and 2011.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 shipped during March 2010, and to date, no mention has been made of a follow-up. A sequel to that title would not come as much of a surprise, as it won warm reviews upon launch, and sold nearly 6 million copies. A spin-off to the core Battlefield franchise, the Bad Company series launched in 2008 with the well-received original.
As for Mirror’s Edge 2, the profile page of an ex-EA software engineer says he worked on that game between July and August 2009, creating the “wandering of crowd system within the Unreal 3 Engine.” Yet another former EA employee’s page says he built “new gadget and interactive features” for Mirror’s Edge 2, as well as leaderboards and a minigame inside the Mirror’s Edge story.
A sequel to Mirror’s Edge has not been formally announced, but in June 2009, EA Games Europe vice president Patrick Soderlund confirmed a follow-up was in the works. At the time, he said, “You will see another Mirror’s Edge for sure. It’s just a matter of when that time is and what we do with it. We have a small team on it, and I’m excited about what we do.”
An EA representative told GameSpot, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”