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EA says Mirror's Edge isn’t dead, new project exists

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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."


Above: Imagine these graphics in Mirror’s Edge futuristic cityscapes

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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20 comments

  • CitizenWolfie - July 7, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Personally I thought it was a great idea but it didn't quite work. With something as fluid and graceful as Parkour, Mirror's Edge was always going to live or die on its controls. However I found handling was clunky and (ironically, given the embedded BF3 video) like a tank. That's why I never bothered to buy the full game in the end. I know it defeats the whole "first person free running" scheme but I feel something like Uncharted, inFAMOUS or Tomb Raider shows off running and climbing over stuff much more effectively.
  • DannyMB - July 7, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    if weve got destructible environments via Frostbite 2, then then the sequel should set the game during the downfall of the city: explosions, collapsing buildings, chaos etc. The parkour in ME was sweet, but outrunning destruction would make it awesome.
  • Hobogonigal - July 7, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    Yaaay! Go Mirror's Edge! Really excited to hear it is still out there.
  • lumclaw - July 7, 2011 3:57 a.m.

    Now how about a better PC port? Or at least spur fans to make an Oldblivion type mod kit? Mirror's Edge suffered from rather minimal customization. I can understand how they wouldn't have wanted people to hurt the game's stunning creative looks by lowering its settings to perform well on older systems, but it's a necessary evil. Basic pptions like draw distance and model quality are essential for us less-elite gamers.
  • kompressorlogik - July 7, 2011 3:40 a.m.

    I cannot wait for this to be a real thing.
  • usmovers_02 - July 7, 2011 3:28 a.m.

    Why is Mirror's Edge not considered successful? I thought 2 million + units sold was considered good...
  • Defguru7777 - July 7, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    @AlbVega For me personally, I was disappointed by the story because I was expecting to see this unique organization dedicated to delivering highly sensitive material under the nose of an oppressive government. Instead we got a lackluster murder "mystery." That was the biggest flaw in my book. Also, those animated cutscenes were disappointing. I'd rather have had in-game cutscenes than those weird motion comic cutscenes they had. For all my bitching, Mirror's Edge IS an amazing game that I absolutely love. Hurry with the sequel EA.
  • AlbVega - July 7, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    Sorry for the double post, but why is ME considered "flawed"? It has themes, gameplay, characters, story... everything is brilliant. If anything, the game is really really short but I don't really get what "flaws" people are talking about.
  • AlbVega - July 7, 2011 1:59 a.m.

    man, what a coincidence. Just last week I finished the game again, this time on hard and without firing a shot. It was really a great experience, comparable to Portal in my opinion. It's really one of the most underrated gems of this generation.
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - July 7, 2011 1:15 a.m.

    Mirrors Edge was an incredibly flawed game, and that's exactly why a sequel is well overdue, the core game-play mechanic of city running was amazingly exciting to play and with a lot of polish to iron out the mistakes of the first game, it could be brilliant. Plus with the amazing new engine powering battlefield 3 used, the cityscape could look fantastic, just sort out the combat system and this could be a truly great game!
  • rabidpotatochip - July 7, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    This is one of the few games I want a prequel for. Seriously, how awesome would it be to run packages from point A to point B for the whole game?
  • therawski - July 6, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    I'll buy Mirror's Edge 2 "Collectors Edition" at full price on launch date, is that enough for you EA?
  • shadowreaper72 - July 6, 2011 10:52 p.m.

    Yes Im glad. The first Mirrors Edge was so fucking amazing. I was so freaking pissed when the first game didnt sell well at all. I thought it would yet another amazing franchise gone under in the sea of Overpopulated COD games.
  • Baron164 - July 6, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    As long as it's not a 3DS port I'll be happy :-)
  • taokaka - July 6, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    Yay mirrors edge is still alive.
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - July 6, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    This is why I like DICE more than Infinity Ward.
  • Redeater - July 6, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    It's when games like Mirrors Edge fail that make me want to quit gaming altogether. Just recently I heard how bad Shadows of the Damned flopped. God forbid some people try original games instead of getting the same boring fps shit shoved down our throats.
  • TheHungryLemur - July 6, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    Hooray! I, like everyone else here, need to play this game (again). I completed it on hard and got all the packages with a walkthrough, I just need to finish the last chapter speed run I think. One of the most underrated games I know of. Can't wait for whatever is yet to be announced! :P
  • Helios - July 6, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Pretty much what MancisFrorkYorgan said.
  • MancisFrorkYorgan - July 6, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

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