EA CEO: Mirror's Edge "Deserves" a Sequel, Design at a Crossroads
Written Friday, December 04, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
EA's CEO, Kotaku recently that not only did Mirror's Edge "deserve to come back," but told them that the design was currently at a crossroads.told
Damn skippy it does.
"You could say: This thing needs to be more traditional. It's first-person game. There's a lot of successful FPS products out there that do really well. We could move in that direction."
"Or [you could say]: This was never about guns. It was about its stark originality. Maybe we can back away from some of those [older] things… and emphasize the smooth play and puzzles and move it toward, if you will, a Portal."
"And they're both valid. Innovation is a lot of times about getting so far, stepping back, assessing and then moving forward. And that's what I'm proud is happening at EA every day."
If they make Mirror's Edge 2 into just another FPS, I may shed a tear. It would actually be a sad day if that happens and would essentially prove that it doesn't pay to be innovative or original... or so it would seem.