EA may have considered Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge financial underachievers over the holidays, but senior VP Patrick Söderlund feels that over the course the games’ lifetime, each will be considered a success.
“I think if you analyze games like Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge for their lifetime performance, I bet you’ll find them to be seen as successful,” he said.
“They’re both new IPs; it’s hard to break new ground with new IPs, especially in that Q3 window, when you have games like Gears of War 2, Call of Duty 5, and a bunch of other really strong products with a 2, or 3, or 4, or 5 on it.
“So, I think that we could have done a better job as far as ship timing on, probably, both of those.”
As far as Dead Space is concerned, he felt that it did well during its release quarter and he thinks it’s “an awesome game”.
He admitted that Mirror’s Edge was not “perfect,” and says that EA plans to address those issues with “future versions”.
More over on Gamasutra.