Mirror's Edge, Dead Space sequels planned

Written by Joe Martin

December 10, 2008 // 12:14 p.m.

Tags: #dead-space-2 #dead-space-sequels-planned #electronic-arts #mirrors-edge #mirrors-edge-2 #sequels #spore-2

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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