EA's Frank Gibeau has laid a few tantalising details at GameTrailers' front door regarding the possibility of a Frostbite 2 based Mirror's Edge 2. Back in February, EA supposedly dismissed a working prototype for a sequel to the innovative free-running title developed by DICE. A month later, and Felix was bringing us the news that EA were 'figuring out' how to bring the franchise back. Now, Gibeau thinks Faith might have found a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Battlefield 3, and the engine that's powering all of that beautiful destruction.
"We haven't killed Mirror's Edge," states Gibeau. "We love that franchise, the DICE guys really created something special the first time around. You've got to have a big idea to be able to do the next one, and that's what we're working on."
So the game has almost certainly been taken back to the conceptual stage. If there was one criticism of Mirror's Edge to be made, it was that its slow-paced platforming sections quickly became repetitive. And the story sucked. And the combat was rubbish. Okay, so Mirror's Edge was far from perfect, but it was bold and it was brave, and we at Dealspwn loved it for that.
The guys over at DICE are obviously working on maintaining the adrenaline, and with the possibility of Frostbite 2 powering the game, destructible environments might well play a part. When GameTrailers' host Geoff Keighley expressed his desire for a Frostbite Mirror's Edge, Gibeau told us that "You'll see that combination, I'm sure".
The possibility is exciting enough, and you can rest easy knowing that we'll be keeping a firm eye on this story as and when it develops.