Mirror’s Edge Writer Rhianna Pratchett Not Working On The Reboot

By Ishaan . January 8, 2014 . 3:32pm

As reported last year, Electronic Arts are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, but this one won’t be penned by writer Rhianna Pratchett, who came aboard the original game’s development team partway through development to write for it.


Polygon reports that Pratchett shared the news via her Twitter account. When asked if she would be working on the new game, Pratchett stated: “It’s really lovely that people care enough to ask whether I’m involved with Mirror’s Edge 2, but I’m not & wasn’t asked.”


“Let’s face it ME1’s story didn’t review that great (for many reasons). So I consider myself a casualty of that development process. By all accounts it’s a new team on it, so go with God, I say. Create cool stuff. We always need more of that.”


Pratchett says that, due to the original Mirror’s Edge already having been partly designed before she was brought onboard, it limited creativity with its story. She also added in a reply to a fan: “The script got hacked up at the 11th hour due to a decision to remove all of Faith’s level dialogue.”


Last we heard, the Mirror’s Edge reboot will be an open-world game and will avoid adopting the approach of a first-person shooter.

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  • TheExile285

    >Looks at Pratchett’s Twitter profile
    >”Opinions shared by my cats.”


  • DesmaX

    Well, I don’t disagree with her, ME1 story was one of it’s weak spots. But, I can understand now that she said the problems that happened.

    Oh well, ME is not a game for the story, anyway (But I would like to be surprised)

    • Wake

      She was also the writer for Tomb Raider, which story-wise I wasn’t really a fan of. The supporting cast of TR was just full of generic stereotypes which was really disappointing.

      As for ME, I’m happy it’s getting a second chance. It was a pretty original idea and EA took a risk creating a new IP. EA usually sticks with sequels, so it’s a shame that when they finally did something quite original, it wasn’t a hit like they expected it to be.

  • Kaihedgie

    Wait what?


    But it’s only been two games o.O

    • Rohan Viajar

      You mean it’s only been one game.

      This would be the second.
      It only makes it that much stranger…

      Additionally, I still don’t know how to feel about the whole “Open world” thing.

      • brian

        If it’s still in first-person, that’d be reeeally awkward and it seems like a weird thing to mix with platforming.

      • Dagobert

        Skyrim ruined it for games with it’s whole open world crap.

        • Yeah, because open-world games never existed before Skyrim.

          • Dagobert

            I’m not saying it didn’t exist before but because ever since it’s release developers always mention Skyrim’s open world like it’s something new and exciting. It’s like shitty skinny jeans existed for a long time but twats like Lil Wayne made it more popular I guess.

  • Kornelious

    Wait, IT’S A REBOOT? How do you reboot something after one game!?

    • mockturtle

      My thoughts exactly. I feel like there was some other game series that rebooted itself after one game, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was.

    • cameron forsyth

      when the one game killed off most of the cast. story wise there was hardly room for a real sequel.

  • 愛憎

    I try not to be too negative, but I really thought that the writing was quite weak, so I hope that it is better in the future.

  • Göran Isacson

    One hopes then that the new game will be able to plan it’s plot out better, and that the mistakes of the past aren’t repeated… I’m also a bit curious how the levels would have been with dialogue, too.

  • Kelohmello

    I didn’t care much about the writing in the first place. It didn’t particularly leave any impression on me. If she had returned to write it? Okay. She’s not? Okay. Maybe I’ll actually care about the writing after this one’s released.

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