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EA: Mirror's Edge "an important franchise"

Publisher responds to rumours of sequel cancellation

Publisher EA has commented on online claims that a sequel to 2008 action game Mirror's Edge has been cancelled.

Indirect quotes attributed to EA senior VP Patrick Soderlund by Swedish site Press 2 Play TV were interpreted by various consumer games sites as a signal that development on the game had been stopped.

However, EA today told 1UP that the DICE series was "an important franchise" and it had "nothing further to announce."

Earlier, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson had observed on Twitter that he was "Fascinated how serious game media sites can stir up an article based on rumour milling, loose quotes and assumptions," although the Mirror's Edge reports were not specifically mentioned.

Mirror's Edge has in recent months also seen an apparently popular iOS adapation, which EA gave away for free for a day during the Christmas period.

DICE is currently at work on Battlefield 3.

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