Mirror's Edge screenshot
Mirror's Edge screenshot

According to DICE, there's still a market for a Mirror's Edge sequel, and the developer now knows what to do to make it 'reach a broader audience'.

"I think it's something that people are ready to get into again," DICE producer Patrick Liu told SPOnG when asked if the market would be receptive to a sequel.

"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. So I definitely think there's a market there."

Development of the sequel to the stylish first person platformer was stalled in February, putting the project in limbo. That's not to say it won't ever see the light of day, however.

DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson told VideoGamer.com last month that a sequel is more likely thanks to the success of Battlefield.

Keep those fingers crossed.

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Clockpunk@ Wido

I remember making it through the game without killing anybody - an achievement unlocked - and it wasn't all that challenging. That, and the gunplay forced upon you at one point, with a sniper rifle, was annoying as hell. Those were my two biggest issues with the title, which could be fixed quite easily.

That said, it was a really fun title - tempted to install and play it again, if I have a couple of hours free during the upcoming week...
Posted 16:07 on 09 October 2011
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Wido@ dudester

You give the game a third person perspective, you take away the structure of the game what made what it is. At first, I wasn't impressed by Mirrors Edge, but playing the full game, my decision changed. I would easily welcome another Mirrors Edge 2 with open arms.

I agree with Woffls on the visceral gameplay, as it will appeal to more people, thus more sales, more Mirror Edge games in the future. Win, Win for everybody.
Posted 16:03 on 09 October 2011
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clangod

To be completely honest, I think they'd be doing ME a great dis-service with 3rd person view. I wasn't an early adopter of Mirror's Edge, and at first release, I wasn't particularly interested after playing the demo. A recent $3.50 purchase on Steam however proved just how wrong I was about the game. I'm loving it. And I am a firm believer that it should remain a first person game.

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If they are to work on anything, better graphics (using frostbite 2) and a less clunky system for combat. If they keep the old formula and maybe make the worlds a little more realistic (less White, it played havoc with my eyes) and maybe more subtle level hints (rather than being red), then they could make a huge amount.

I agree totally with this. The brightness is bearable with some altered screen settings. And played through a 48" Bravia with HDMI makes it all the more bearable. Still can't work out how to get the sound going through the HDMI input though... Still running audio through the laptop output.

Great game. Improvements are definitely necessary but there is no need to change the game's identity simply to cater for the masses...
Posted 02:51 on 09 October 2011
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munkee@ thompo555

If they need to fix anything, then its the level design. The indoor levels let the game down. It wasn't 'free' running.
Posted 00:14 on 09 October 2011
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thompo555

I don't think that having it in third person would be in keeping with the game; people formed the cult around it because it was a 1st person free rung game, you can't just mess with the essence of it. It would be like sticking Mario Karts blue shells into Forza. People would go mad! It would be a completely different game.

If they are to work on anything, better graphics (using frostbite 2) and a less clunky system for combat. If they keep the old formula and maybe make the worlds a little more realistic (less White, it played havoc with my eyes) and maybe more subtle level hints (rather than being red), then they could make a huge amount.
Posted 22:21 on 08 October 2011
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Woffls

Mirror's Edge could definitely have done with more visceral gameplay, so I'm glad they're targeting a broader audience...
Posted 21:08 on 08 October 2011
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munkee@ dudester

I was one of the people who really enjoyed Mirrors Edge. I liked the first person view, but I agree that making it 3rd person would probably be inviting to more players. But, wouldn't 3rd person make it really difficult to judge the distance between the player and obstacles?
Posted 08:34 on 08 October 2011
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dudester

make it 3rd person Imo
Posted 01:11 on 08 October 2011
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Clockpunk

I'll be interested to see how (if indeed at all) any ME2 developments might be influenced by the skylines we have seen thus far in Bioshock: Infinite media...
Posted 23:49 on 07 October 2011

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