There is no question that the next Mirror’s Edge was a major highlight from EA’s E3 press conference. In an interview with CVG, the executive VP of the EA Games label, Patrick Söderlund, talked about the vision for the game saying that they are “taking more of an action adventure approach” than with the previous title and that it “will be more of an action adventure game, but true to what the first one was to a large extent.”
Interestingly, Söderlund said that DICE has been wanting to do another Mirror’s Edge game “for years”, but after going through multiple concepts they apparently decided on a vision for the game that wasn’t possible with the current generation of consoles, and thus had to wait for new hardware.
He also talked about the original, which released back in 2007, pointing out things that were good and other things that could use improvement.
It is obviously something that we know a lot of people want and fans have asked us for for many, many years. But more importantly, it’s a game that DICE wanted to build. They think that the first one was a great first attempt but it didn’t really deliver on the true vision that the guys had for that IP.
If you do the same thing again then it’s not going to work. You have to be very, very honest with yourself and look at what went right and what went wrong. It’s obvious that people loved the art direction, loved Faith and loved the idea of what you did in the game.
I think we missed completely on the game being too difficult, people keep falling down and the notion of constantly running away wasn’t maybe greatly perceived. On top of that there were a bunch of other problems with it, but again we look at what’s great with it, we do more of that and we fix the things that were broken.
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