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Mr Bungle
03-05-2011, 12:16 AM
If you enjoyed the first Mirror’s Edge and have been worried about the possibility of the series being canned by publisher EA due to a lack of solid sales, you should sleep a little better tonight knowing that the franchise is apparently free running it’s way towards a comeback.

EA Games President Frank Gibeau recently confirmed to 1UP that the company is “actively working on ideas in the Mirror’s Edge universe.” and, speaking to CVG went on to set the record straight about the current state of the franchise.

“We’re just trying to figure out how to bring Mirror’s Edge back and in what way.” said Gibeau. “That’s part of the creative development process. I know there are some stories about how EA killed Mirror’s Edge. Well, I’m the guy; I greenlight the games. I did not kill it — as God is my witness.”

So, now that we know the series isn’t dead, what should fans expect in the future? Gibeau stated that “What we said internally is: ‘What do we need to do to make [a sequel] a hit?’ We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience. The first game from a quality standpoint was good, but now it needs to be great.

“We’re actively working on ideas in the Mirror’s Edge universe, we just haven’t locked yet on a way to bring it back and a way that fans will be excited, but at the same time we can get it to a bigger audience.”

So, there ya go. EA hasn’t killed the franchise, but rather is currently taking the time to, uh, reflect on what they want it to ultimately be…

Of course, we’ll keep you posted on any new Mirror’s Edge-related details as they emerge.



From gametrailers.com

xanderthezeppo
03-05-2011, 12:25 AM
Not exactly the best thing being just thinking about it, but I guess it's better than nothing. I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel. I loved that first game.

Jamoo 1
03-05-2011, 01:15 AM
I loved the first game! I'm glad to hear a sequel may be in the works. :3

DarkReign2021
03-21-2011, 08:41 PM
Unfortunately there's only so much they can hope to accomplish. Either they can make the game better and sell less or they can make the game worse and sell more. That's the sad truth of it. If they want a game as brilliant and unique as the original, it's simply a matter of fleshing out the little things from the first game and letting us experience them in new ways (like a Sandbox world with multiple paths to explore instead of just straight-forward missions; However, don't expect a lot of people to come flocking to the sequel.
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Now if you throw away the dynamic camera, completely ditch the Free-running, add in lots of weapons, vehicles, iron sights, aliens, terrorists, and a half-assed campaign to compliment an overrated multiplayer component, than change the name to include the words Halo, Call, or Duty, than they'll have themselves that something that sells (and if they did that I don't know how they would be able to live with themselves. Taking something so wonderful and gutting it for the ignorant masses is sickening.)

Agent Aero
03-21-2011, 09:01 PM
At the time i thought Mirrors Edge was very 'meh'. But looking back now? It was a truly awesome game. Completely unique, hardly any flaws and it just screamed originality. I especially loved how the game only used about 6-7 different colours, it just seemed to add something which i can't quite put my finger on.

I think the sequel could make a decent attempt at multiplayer, either co-operative or competitive.

rrushn
03-29-2011, 11:53 AM
Mirror's Edge is my all-time favorite game, and for the first time ever, I'm scared that they will casualise the sequel to such an extent that I might not like it.

I really, really hope they do not notch down the difficulty... besting the time trials and speedruns is the main thing I liked so much about the game.

katesith
04-06-2011, 02:03 AM
That's great to hear. Knowing the possibility of Mulitplayer being added, what is everyone's opinions on that.

institutions
04-06-2011, 02:08 AM
Whoo.
I also disliked the first, but looking back it was awesome.
The time trials are the reason I broke the left bumper on my only controller.

If they make it a sandbox game or even just add a Free Roam mode i'll definitely get it.
The only level I still play is the first one because at the end it gives you the option to just play around without the goddamn blue guys trying to kill you.

Dcon6393
04-06-2011, 02:21 AM
I hope it isn't dead. Great game that deserves a sequel. Maybe if EA had some sense not to release it when they did (Holiday '08) it would have got a better reception.

Autrust
08-28-2013, 07:22 AM
I liked mirror's edge because I liked free running. I liked the old faith version though. Now I wondered why she either trimmed her hair or had a haircut.

My opinion on multiplayer: I have same opinions as institutions, but what about the characters in multiplayers? There would be a possibility that you would get to meet other fellow runners in Mirror's Edge 2. Anyone thought about that?

IEO500
09-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Oh well... no point of this forum anymore since we have seen the trailer...

FRIDAY M0RTIMER
07-13-2014, 04:53 PM
So is the sequel confirmed or what? I thought it was a 100% sure thing a while ago...

OceanH
09-21-2014, 08:33 AM
So is the sequel confirmed or what? I thought it was a 100% sure thing a while ago...

http://www.xboxachievements.com/forum/showthread.php?t=579064