A Mirror's Edge 2 may be coming, hinted President of EA Frank Gibeau, and it may just be one of the prettiest games out there, thanks to the Frostbite 2 engine used by DICE in that other game of theirs, Battlefield 3. You may have heard of it.
In an interview with GameTrailers, Gibeau expressed EA's faith (no pun intended) in and love for the world of Faith and the runners, something the company still plans to return to. Provided they have the right resources and attitude, of course.
"If you’re going to be bold with that kind of concept, you need to take it as far as it can go in development. You have to execute, you have to spend more time on a game to ensure it’s polished, and you need to have the depth and persistence of an online game," Gibeau said.
That sort of commentary is encouraging, but also a bit confusing, considering the game was supposedly cancelled.
Still, I'm an optimist and a believer. I have faith (okay, that time pun intended). Oh, and as for the use of Frostbite 2? When the idea of IP and engine married together came up, Gibeau smiled knowingly and remarked, "You'll see that combination, I'm sure."
I personally loved the original Mirror's Edge, so this makes me as giddy as a schoolgirl. I've based tabletop roleplaying characters on Faith, made a Sackgirl replica in LittleBigPlanet 2, and even pieced together a poor man's version of her costume for Halloween. But what about you? Is this exciting news to get your hopes up?