While the critical reception of Mirror's Edge didn't quite match the initial hype, EA has confirmed plans for a sequel. VideoGamer.com got the news from EA Games Europe Senior VP Patrick Soderlund, who said work has already begun on the next chapter in the free-running action series.
Soderlund announced, "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." VideoGamer.com suggests that DICE, the original game's developer, is also making the sequel.
The executive went on to say the first Mirror's Edge was a risky title, but also a bold, innovative, and inspiring one. Additionally, while EA "would have liked the game to sell better," it has actually sold "better than most people think." However, VideoGamer.com quotes another, earlier statement from EA CEO John Riccitiello that hints the sequel might be a little more accessible. "We're probably going to look into some issues around the design to make sure strong IP is married with strong business." (Thanks to Shacknews for the heads-up.)