Industry CVs Fuel Hopes for Mirror's Edge 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 3
Written Wednesday, May 16, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Some more LinkedIn profile action for you, following news of Saints Row 4 earlier today. References to Battlefield: Bad Company 3 and Mirror’s Edge 2 have been found on the business networking site, suggesting that work on the titles has taken place.
It should be noted, however, that all mentions of the two games come from developers who are no longer working on the projects. What that means is there’s no evidence here to suggest the titles will ever see the light of day.
Michael Joseph C’s LinkedIn profile says that he “provided video game prototype, design and demo feedback on various AAA titles including the Battlefield: Bad Company 3, Dead Space 2, Devil May Cry 5 and other unannounced titles”, between 2009 and 2011.
Another profile from an ex-EA employee also states that the Software Engineer worked on Mirror’s Edge 2 in 2009, helping to create “the wandering of crowd system within Unreal3 engine”.
Furthermore, yet another ex-employee says that he worked on “new gadgets and interactive features,” “leaderboards” and a “mini-game embedded into mirror’s edge game story,” for a sequel to the free-running original.
While exciting - we love a bit of Mirror’s Edge - it's worth reaffirming that this information should not be taken as the leak for a forthcoming announcement. EA's European Senior Vice President, Patrick Söderlund did say last year that they're "working on something" Mirror's Edge related, but he kept it deliberately vague.
As for Battlefield: Bad Company 3, well, we'll have to see. Keep your fingers crossed for an E3 reveal of both.