Amidst all the Frostbite 2/Battlefield 3 talk, every once in a while DICE are asked about that far left-field title they parkoured onto an unsuspecting videogame industry, Mirror's Edge, and the potential for it to triumphantly return in sequel form.
The game was critically acclaimed
for its visuals, free-running mechanic and art-direction, but none of this resonated with consumers enough to mark the game a retail success.
However, in a recent chat with SPoNG
, DICE's Patrick Liu rekindled hope we'd see a sequel to Mirror's Edge at some point in time and that he feels "there's a market there".
"I think it’s something that people are ready to get into again," he said. "We see that there’s a huge fan following, it’s almost like a cult! And we know what strengths we had, and what weaknesses we had in that game. If we were to release a new game, we’d know what to improve and how to reach a broader audience."
We're inclined to agree as well. The first-person market has expanded immensely since Mirror's Edge was released, and next year will see a massive list of titles that are anything but
modern-conflict shooters, with the likes of BioShock Infinite, Prey 2, Syndicate, Dishonored and more serving up expanded first-person gaming.
If a Mirror's Edge sequel did arrive, what would you like to see changed or added? (And could you imagine how good it would look running on Frostbite 2?!).