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?!).
Posted 10:42am 11/10/11
Id like open world type setting similar to assassins creed with police, enemies, side quests etc. My fave thing of assassins creed is getting from A to B how i like and i disliked the linear nature of Mirror's Edge.
And more simple weapons.
Posted 10:58am 11/10/11
Posted 11:01am 11/10/11
Clunky controls, WTF? I played with keyboard + mouse and it was fine. Sure, story was s*** but seriously how many games have good stories. I think Max Payne 2 was the last time i actually listened to the story, since then i skip straight to the action every cutscene.
Posted 11:12am 11/10/11
I absolutely loved it ... was nice to play something different to the usual releases.
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Posted 01:06pm 11/10/11
Grats mr 1 poster, you can say the same about every single game these days almost. Hi gears 3, same clunky cover crap... and really.. the planet is going to blow up? holy s*** originality 101 right there. Pretty much the same can be said for most games these days.
Posted 03:42pm 11/10/11
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