Rhianna Pratchett, scriptwriter for the original EA Digital Illusions CE release Mirror's Edge, won't be making a return to the game's upcoming reboot, according to a statement on her official Twitter account.
The game writer pointed to the poorly reviewed script among a variety of problems experienced in the development of the first title as reasons for the change in designers.
"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," she wrote.
"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."
Mirror's Edge was partially designed prior to Pratchett joining the team, she added. This limited the scope of the world and the ability to expand the narrative. The script was later edited in a way not envisioned by the writer.
The new Mirror's Edge will come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. According to publisher EA, the game "reboots the franchise for the next generation," and delivers an all-new origin story for Faith.