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Kadayi
08-06-2011, 10:13 PM
http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/mirrors-edge-2-frostbite-2.html

EA Games President Frank Gibeau has all but confirmed that we'll eventually see Mirror's Edge 2 running on Frostbite 2, telling Gametrailers that "you'll see that combination, I'm sure".

"We haven't killed Mirror's Edge," continued Gibeau. We're actively looking at how to bring it back in the right way. We love that franchise. The DICE guys really created something I think special the first time around. You've got to have a big idea to be able to do the next one and that's what we're working on."

Gametrailers it's taken from is here: -

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-electronic-arts/715358

Good news ;)

Donjo
08-06-2011, 10:27 PM
Wooo! Tantalising alright, I hope to god it actually happens :)

Chris Evans
08-06-2011, 10:33 PM
After it became apparent that the foot sections in NFS:The Run weren't going to match Mirror's Edge I was a bit disappointed. With this? I'm happy again. I didn't really enjoy Mirror's Edge too much, but I recognised it for what it was, a really good game.

Shakermaker
08-06-2011, 10:44 PM
I really liked the idea of Mirror's Edge but the gameplay made me nauseous. As in, physically nauseous. It never bothers me in first person games, yet in ME it does. Which sucks because I wanted to play the game.

Oak
08-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Mirror's Edge Done Correctly is certainly something worth getting excited about. I really, really, really hope somebody at DICE reads Tom Francis' blog. (http://www.pentadact.com/index.php/tag/mirrors-edge)

Kadayi
08-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Yeah I liked ME more for the potential it shows than the game itself. The parkour aspect was exhilarating (though the learning curve was punishing in a few spots), but the storyline was vague (Run Faith run!!!) and they never really put across the unarmed combat mechanics successfully I felt, to the extent where I kept finding myself having to fall back on the godawful floaty firearms to get past certain encounters towards the end which I really didn't want to have to do.

Still I'm certain that Dice are well aware of the first games deficencies by now and the sequel will iron them out.

Donjo
09-06-2011, 02:29 AM
Yeah, the combat was pretty crappy and the story was barely there, but the world was inhabited and coherent, through the physicality of the motion and interaction. Shakermaker- I know some people tend to get these feelings of nausea from certain games, that sucks.. because it is a good game, they really succeeded in created something that reflects a certain feeling, that you don't have to be a disciple of parkour to understand- the feeling you get when you're running, physically or mentally.

sinomatic
09-06-2011, 03:06 AM
they really succeeded in created something that reflects a certain feeling, that you don't have to be a disciple of parkour to understand- the feeling you get when you're running, physically or mentally.

This. This was at the heart of what made ME a brilliant, although flawed, game. The feeling of hitting your stride, regardless of the obstacles in your path.....that's the kind of thing gaming is all about. Sadly they threw a flimsy story at it, and some terrible combat, and there weren't nearly enough places I really felt I could get into just going full pelt and running around/across/under things. A sequel could fix those things.

Also, I loved the theme song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzmUde_EK5Y

Thants
09-06-2011, 04:03 AM
I still think it's funny that they released a game theme song called "Still Alive" the year after Portal came out. It's good though, as is the rest of the soundtrack.

TychoCelchuuu
09-06-2011, 04:48 AM
Mirror's Edge was beautiful, one of the nicest looking games I've ever seen. Can't wait to see what they do with Frostbite 2.

To celebrate Mirror's Edge being pretty here are some OMG HUEG screenshots:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7150/highresscreenshot00002.jpg
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7964/highresscreenshot00011.jpg
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6159/highresscreenshot00020.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2361/highresscreenshot00033.jpg

Oak
09-06-2011, 05:08 AM
It was an incredible world. I hope they don't abandon it.

Lobotomist
09-06-2011, 12:32 PM
Here's to hope

Icarus
09-06-2011, 12:38 PM
The Scouter has something very emphatic to say about my level of pleased-ness right now. I'm sure you can guess.

Donjo
09-06-2011, 01:38 PM
Mirror's Edge was beautiful, one of the nicest looking games I've ever seen. Can't wait to see what they do with Frostbite 2.

To celebrate Mirror's Edge being pretty here are some OMG HUEG screenshots:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7150/highresscreenshot00002.jpg
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7964/highresscreenshot00011.jpg
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6159/highresscreenshot00020.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2361/highresscreenshot00033.jpg

Beautiful :) The sense of place in ME is incredible, I just read the stuff on Tom Francis' blog that Oak posted, the artists really did something amazing, a sterile world of stark, bright colours, that is also warm with diffuse light... brilliant :)