Mirror's Edge, Dead Space sequels planned

Mirror's Edge, Dead Space sequels planned

Electronic Arts has pledged to make sequels of several titles from last year, including Mass Effect.

Despite some disappointing sales this year, Electronic Arts is planning to develop and publish sequels to some of this years key titles and provide on-going support and expansions to other titles.

In a financial conference call Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said that certain titles which had performed or reviewed well would definitely be continued in the future, though the company would continue to pursue a commitment to quality games rather than issuing needless sequels - something the company had become known for until recently.

"Mirror's Edge was very strongly reviewed - That one's going to go forward. We'll be looking at some issues around the design to make sure that strong IP is married with strong business," said John according to Gamasutra.

Electronic Arts has been disappointed with holiday sales this year for some games, but remains committed to certain franchises which may have not met expectations, such as Rock Band 2.

"We're very pleased with a lot of our new franchises this year. Spore [looks like an] ongoing franchise, Dead Space looks like a long-term big winner for us... Warhammer will continue to perform very well."

Other Electronic Arts titles in development include BioWare's latest projects, Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. The latter game has been rumoured to use a microtransaction system rather than a monthly subscription, but EA has said it hasn't finalised a business model for the Star Wars MMO.

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Gunsmith 10th December 2008, 12:19 Quote
dead space 2 would be awesome but it turns my blood cold when i read about all the business decisions as to if a game should get a sequal or not.
C-Sniper 10th December 2008, 12:21 Quote
I think we need more innovation than sequels... but then again that is just me. And maybe about 90% of gaming's user base.
p3n 10th December 2008, 12:34 Quote
Looking forward to Mass effect (main story was neat, the grinding side quests were so so)
Veles 10th December 2008, 12:42 Quote
Hmmm, maybe if they didn't put so much DRM on their games...

At least he's not blaming piracy
UrbanMarine 10th December 2008, 13:37 Quote
I can't wait for Mass Effect 2!!!!
kylew 10th December 2008, 13:43 Quote
Originally Posted by Veles
Hmmm, maybe if they didn't put so much DRM on their games...

At least he's not blaming piracy

Devs seem to now just instantly blame piracy if their games aren't selling very well, completely overlooking the fact that their game is just crap. :D

I'm actually surprised they're not crying out that it's piracy's fault while threatening to get the DRM hammer out.
Flibblebot 10th December 2008, 14:07 Quote
Mass Effect was always going to get a sequel, given that the three-game story arc has already been written. It's nice to see a non-shooter FPS (Mirror's Edge) given the chance to get a sequel.

Overall, though, I echo C-Sniper's comment: fewer sequels, more original content please. Mirror's Edge was a nice breath of fresh air, more like that would be appreciated.
roshan 10th December 2008, 14:13 Quote
mass effect well worth a sequel
Bauul 10th December 2008, 16:55 Quote
Spore the sequal.... hmm, where exactly do you go from the original without bascially starting again?
Flibblebot 10th December 2008, 17:27 Quote
They'll do to Spore what they did to the Sims: expect to see Spore Nightlife and Spore Pets (:|) in a Game store soon...
scarrmrcc 10th December 2008, 17:45 Quote
don't forget Spores gone wild (in the adult section)
Bursar 10th December 2008, 23:17 Quote
There's already an addon pack for Spore that features extra bits to build your creatures from.

I think part of the reason for the poor RB2 sales (at least in the UK) is a complete lack of advertising. Shops sell Guitar Hero products all day long, and have barely a clue about Rock Band. There's been no real hype of it, and the instruments still aren't available. You get the impression that they thought it would just sell itself. Guitar Hero is the brand leader (regardless of whether it's a better game or not), so they need to go that extra mile when releasing RB games. They just didn't bother.
Javerh 11th December 2008, 10:57 Quote
How about Spore with fishes or Spore with birds? (Not just long jumps, but real flight) Also, the tribal and civilization stages were quite poor and boring. They could easily build from there.
Grinch123456 11th December 2008, 14:09 Quote
If Mass Effect doesn't get a sequel, I will be rabid with anger. I loved the first one more than my family.
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