In the days I read an article on the Swedish gaming news site FZ about Frank Gibeau’s, who is boss on EA, opinions about Mirror’s Edge and Dead Space. Apparently he doesn’t think neither of those two games lived up to expectations, because they didn’t have a multiplayer mode included. Still he thinks that Dead Space sold well, which it did, but yeah, that wasn’t enough.
I really can’t see how it would be a bad thing to not spend time on a mutliplayer mode that wouldn’t work in the first place. Try to imagine multiplayer in Mirror’s Edge. Would it be co-op where you with all optional paths and fast phased gameplay only would lost each other? Or why not death match? Or even better, team death match with cops against a bunch of runner? That would be awesome! (not)
No, let Dice develop a sequel to Mirror’s Edge and don’t force them to include something stupid as a multiplayer mode.