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EA Is Working On New Mirror's Edge Title

Felix Kemp
EA Games
Mirror's Edge | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

EA Is Working On New Mirror's Edge Title

Last month, Josh broke the news that EA was mulling just how to bring back fan-favorite free-runner Mirror's Edge. DICE's promising shooter made a lot of friends; it just didn't sell too well. The community outcry to EA's initial confirmation that they wouldn't be pursuing any sequels seems to have ignited a lot of talk in-house, as in an interview with GameStar.de, their vice president confirmed a new Mirror's Edge project is in the works.

"We have no abandoned the franchise," Patrick Soderlund revealed while answering fan questions on Battlefield 3. "We're working on something, I'm not willing to talk more about that". Soderlund couldn't be pushed for more, so I suppose we'll have to content ourselves with the news that Mirror's Edge 2 might see the light of day in the foreseeable future.

We don't have much else for you, I'm afraid, Dealspwners. So I suppose let's get a discussion brewing. What did you like and what did you not like in Mirror's Edge? What needs to be kept and what needs to take a sudden fall from a precarious drop? Sign off in the comments below! [GameStar]

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rookieoftheyear  Jul. 7, 2011 at 01:36

Less gunplay. In fact, no gunplay. As much as I hate to suggest it, being as far too many titles shoehorn multiplayer where it's just not necessary, adding a live race mode or perhaps some sort of capture the bag type thing might help boost sales.

zahidworld  Jul. 7, 2011 at 18:38

Longer gameplay ?

JoshuaClark  Jul. 7, 2011 at 18:51

I think Rookie hit the nail on the head in both respects. Guns were the worst part of Mirror's Edge, and forcing players into combat was an unimaginably poor design choice. So no using guns, and lots of ways to duck and weave your way out of firefights.

Secondly, EA are ALL about the multiplayer at the moment, so that's fairly inevitable, but not necessarily a bad thing either. As Rookie suggested, races are a shoe-in; a sort of rooftop rally, getting from point A to B as quickly, or perhaps creatively as possible. But with such a slick free-running mechanic, the possibilities are surely vast? It'll be interesting to see if DICE can come up with any true innovations with regards to multiplayer gaming.

rookieoftheyear  Jul. 7, 2011 at 20:09

If I remember rightly, wasn't the original plan to not have gunplay (at least for the player), but it tested poorly in focus groups or something? At the very least, it certainly felt shoehorned in. One of the few flaws in one of my favourite games for a long time. I just appreciate the hell out of it for being all bright whites, reds and blues in a world full of dreary grey and brown.


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