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Mirror’s Edge could have been a contender, it could have had it all, if only the masses had accepted it. Not without its flaws, Mirror’s Edge was an exceptional game, and one that’s stuck with us in the years since its not-so-blockbuster release in 2008. Developer DICE and publisher EA have been inundated with requests for a sequel in the time since the original, but the team has been preoccupied with more popular titles like the Battlefield franchise or the Medal of Honor reboot. Fortunately for ME fans, in a recent interview found on YouTube EA’s Senior Vice President and DICE CEO Patrick Söderlund confirmed that the series might be missing, but isn’t forgotten.
In the above E3 interview Patrick confirmed that DICE and EA “have not abandoned the franchise. And we are working on something, but I'm not willing to talk more about that.” That “something” could be just about anything, but when you combine that with another quote that came out of E3, things get more interesting.
In a separate interview with Gametrailers during E3, another EA exec had an interesting response when asked about using Battlefield 3’s powerhouse Frostbite 2 engine in a future Mirror’s Edge game. EA’s Frank Gibeausaid, "We haven't killed Mirror's Edge, we're actively looking at how to bring it back in the right way… You'll see that combination I'm sure."
So just in case you were worried the next Mirror’s Edge would be a Facebook game or something, the very possible use of the powerful Frostbite 2 tech implies it’s more likely to be a retail game. Who knows, maybe we’ll be playing Mirror’s Edge 2 by next E3.
Jul 6, 2011
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