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.
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 surprise, as it won warm reviews upon launch, and sold nearly six million copies. An 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 mini-game 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.”