To some, Mirror’s Edge was one of the best video game releases of this generation. To others like myself, we weren’t nearly as impressed with it, despite its unique aspects. Well, the former camp will certainly be overjoyed to hear that Electronic Arts’ Senior Vice President, Patrick Soderlund has confirmed that the gaming giant is hard at work on bringing the parkour-inspired franchise back.
“I loved Mirror’s Edge and what we did with Mirror’s Edge,” he told GameStar during a video interview. “We have not abandoned the franchise. And we are working on something, but I’m not willing to talk more about that.”
It was previously mentioned by EA Games Labels head, Frank Gibeau, that ideas for how to bring the intellectual property back were being worked on. During that interview, he also mentioned that it wouldn’t surprise him if the Frostbite 2 engine (being used for Battlefield 3) would be running the show. It makes complete sense, considering that DICE are the founding developers of both franchises.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not personally opposed to seeing a Mirror’s Edge sequel at all. In fact, I believe it’d be good for the gaming industry and that it would probably do quite well. The original game had a lot of good qualities and some innovative mechanics, but left me unimpressed when it was all said and done. This was due to some boring environments, repetition and some frustrating issues pertaining to the main character not grabbing ledges unless you jumped straight on.
If they can fix up their mistakes and serve up a more polished experience with Mirror’s Edge 2, then I think things can turn out pretty well for Faith and her parkour inspired world.