EA-owned Swedish developer DICE’s last game before churning out Battlefield 3 and its plethora of content was the futuristic first-person free-running game Mirror’s Edge – and fans have been clamouring for a sequel to one of this generation’s most refreshing new IP’s.
Now, a former EA developer (now with NGcomo) has said that it’s “general knowledge” that Mirror’s Edge 2 is currently in development DICE’s Stockholm studio. Previous rumours suggest that the game will be developed using EA’s current go-to engine, Frostibte 2.0; the same tech that powers Battlefield 3 and Medal of Hono(u)r: Warfighter.
It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at DICE eurogamer.net/articles/2012-…
— Ben Cousins (@BenjaminCousins) November 21, 2012
Couple that with EA’ recent statement that they don’t want DICE to be a “Battlefield factory” I think the likelihood of Mirror’s Edge 2 is approaching near certainty. We just need to have a little…Faith.
While some might argue the game might be better as a 3rd person one, I think the first-person point-of-view is exactly what gave the game its character – and that unsurpassed feeling of speed and freedom. And violent vomiting. If there is one thing I do hope they fix for the sequel, it’s the lame-duck combat. Make it fun, or get rid of it completely.
The big question is whether nor not it’ll be destined for this generation of consoles or the next. A next-gen Mirror’s Edge powered by Frostbite? Where do I sign?