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EA has told CVG that not only is DICE's Mirror's Edge franchise very much still alive - but that it is "figuring out a way to bring it back".

However, the publisher will not green light a new project in the series until it can be confident that any sequel will comfortably outsell the first game.


First-person free running romp Mirror's Edge was released in 2008 to critical acclaim, but struggled to meet EA's sales expectations.

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However, when asked if EA had given up on expanding franchise, the firm's Games label chief Frank Gibeau told CVG:

"Not at all. We're just trying to figure out how to bring Mirror's Edge back and in what way. That's part of the creative development process.

"I know there are some stories about how EA killed Mirror's Edge. Well, I'm the guy; I greenlight the games. I did not kill it - as God is my witness.

"What we said internally is: 'What do we need to do to make [a sequel] a hit?' We need to go from version one to version two so that it sells two to three times as many, it finds a much bigger audience. The first game from a quality standpoint was good, but now it needs to be great.

"We're actively working on ideas in the Mirror's Edge universe, we just haven't locked yet on a way to bring it back and a way that fans will be excited, but at the same time we can get it to a bigger audience."

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...hise-audience/
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Hmmm a bit worried about this. Most producers seem to think "making it great" = "making it more like COD"
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Multiplayer. The end.
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Hmmm a bit worried about this. Most producers seem to think "making it great" = "making it more like COD"
I laughed. Sad but true.

As a massive fan of Mirror's Edge. This pleases me.
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They should totally open up a page where people could submit their ideas, then people thumbs up/down the ideas as they like. And from there, they start 'developing' the idea making it more epic OR at least they get a bit of inspiration by the good living 6,775,235,741 people in the world.
    
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Multiplayer. The end.
2nd, Racing and combat ftw.

They could also add a co-op element with special moves preformed with other players like boost jumping and such.
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Multiplayer. The end.
^ This
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Looks like we have jumped the gun on rushing to judge EA's decision. Just goes to show you how little faith we should have in a rumor until it has been officially confirmed. Thank you EA for recognizing the importance of this game to many fans.

And definitely agree on the multiplayer aspect (I think it will make the game exactly what it was missing). Racing each other in obsticles, taking out enemies (or each other). One can only ponder the fun.
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Drop Mirrors Edge completely and use the tech in FPS shooters. Imagine COD, or BF, wherein you throw your gun behind your shoulder and scale a wall. Or where you're running away form soemthing ducking and diving along the way. Perhaps not so much like Mirrors Edge, but more free running aspects would be fun to play and give you that super awesome soldier feel (kind of like Boyd Travers from MOH: Airborne)
    
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More free running less ninja killing in the next one please

Other than that, shut up and take my money.

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Drop Mirrors Edge completely and use the tech in FPS shooters. Imagine COD, or BF, wherein you throw your gun behind your shoulder and scale a wall. Or where you're running away form soemthing ducking and diving along the way. Perhaps not so much like Mirrors Edge, but more free running aspects would be fun to play and give you that super awesome soldier feel (kind of like Boyd Travers from MOH: Airborne)
You rang?!
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