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GamesCom 2013: Dev: DICE held back on Mirror's Edge sequel, not EA
Posted: 24.08.2013 16:16 by Comments: 20
Mirror's Edge 2 was announced at E3 2013, to the joy of many videogame fans. DICE exec producer Patrick Bach revealed in an interview at GamesCom 2013 that DICE was the one who was holding back the sequel, not Electronic Arts.


According to Bach, "I think we are the bad cop in most cases when it comes to scrutinizing ideas and IPs and features, or whatever it might be. We would not try to pitch something that we didn't believe in, and that takes time."

He went on to say, "In general, EA is very positive about us, like (asking us), 'What do you want?', instead of someone telling you, 'Build this, do that'."

DICE managed to push Electronic Arts into getting the videogame license for Star Wars so they could develop Star Wars: Battlefield, indicating how much of an influence the developer has on the publisher.
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Comments

By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2013
Gale47
DICE bossing EA around? Somebody should make a sitcom.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2013
danfreeman
How is that possible? EA OWNS DICE,if EA tell them to jump they will or they can just dissolve them like they did so many others.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2013
FoolWolf
DICE has enough of IP's that are competitive on the market to say no I guess, and instead of just scraping and bowing their heads - they perhaps tried to say "No" instead of yes yes - please don't fire us!!!
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2013
nocutius
Too bad some of the other bigger studios didn't manage to hold on like this as well, perhaps the old new boss will allow for more freedom in general.
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2013
Jasca_Ducato
I knew there was a reason Origin started offering a seven-day returns policy.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 24, 2013
Gale47
Too bad Bioware didn't say no as well.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2013
JonahFalcon
"How is that possible? EA OWNS DICE,if EA tell them to jump they will or they can just dissolve them like they did so many others."

Does DICE develop Battlefield or does EA?
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
danfreeman
EA can dissolve DICE but can still hire the main people who worked on battlefield or any of their other games, not to mention they own their IP`s, so your point is kinda moot.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
JonahFalcon
Not if DICE is working on other projects like Star Wars: Battlefield.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
danfreeman
So what if they are working on that? What exactly makes you think they can make SW Battlefront good? They botched the BF series which is their main series,what makes you think they can`t screw up SW Battlefront?
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
Gale47
Good God, dan. You've gone all emo again.
How is Battlefield "botched"? I'm sooo interested what are you even playing when every single game is so f*cked up that it makes you go on a rage spree across the Internet :D
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
noobst3R
Aside from all the arguing about who controls who and which other games they may or may not have f*cked up, let's just be happy that we get to play Mirror's Edge 2 someday, maybe even before HL3. ;)
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
danfreeman
We`ll definitely play ME 2 before HL 3 noobter :) I`m not emo gale,i just know Dice`s track record so i`m skeptical.How is Battlefield botched ? Dice tried to copy CoD and failed,miserably i might add,i played Bad Company 2 and i loved it,BF 3 felt like a jump backwards,of course all this depends on who you ask,if you like the game then i hope you have fun with it but i for one do not trust DICE to deliver.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
Gale47
Oh well, I understand that some don't like the game. I agree that the campaign was heavily inspired by CoD. Multiplayer, not so much. It did miss the destructability of BC2, but I'd say that it hit the perfect middle between CoD and ARMA. Guns pack a punch, tactics are required, vehicles are fun.
You didn't answer, what are you playing nowadays? :D
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
danfreeman
Oh sorry,The Bureau right now,thinking of trying Europa Universalis IV but i`m afraid i`ll have my brain explode by it`s complexity.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
nocutius
EU games seem much more complex than they really are, they're actually quite straightforward. I'd even say that they are a perfect series for a beginner in the genre.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
Gale47
The Bureau seems awesome, but my PC can't run it :P
Gonna get it for my laptop, though ^^
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 25, 2013
danfreeman
It does require a lot of power,even with my 650 TI i have problems,i`d say it`s because of optimization but the game was specifically designed for Nvidia cards.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
Gale47
Yeah, I was capable of running Bioshock Infinite on 25-30 FPS and that game looks much nicer. Funny how much UE3 depends on the devs to optimize it.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 26, 2013
FoolWolf
Well, I can to some degree agree with Dan on BF3 being a bit too much COD - but my main gripe with the game is how easy it is to cheat and how many hacks there are. Also, the bonanza of selling map packs and not sporting a map editor when the game comes from the mod-scene to me is a bit erhm....

Biggest problem today is Origin - but that may change within the future if EA stays somewhat true to PC gaming and release good games - I might see a reason to install it again.