E3 2007: EA DICE Working On New Game, Mirror's Edge
EA announced today DICE, developers behind the Battlefield franchise, are working on a new game that is going to revolutionize the first-person action adventure genre, Mirror’s Edge.
The press release we received really doesn’t give much information on the game besides the face that it will be available for next-gen consoles and PC in 2008, but General Manager of EA DICE Patrick Soderlund had this to say about the upcoming title,
“We are a studio that believes in taking risks and taking games in new directions. We made the sandbox experience viable and enjoyable in Battlefield and now, we are looking to do something radical with the traditional established mechanics of first person movement.”
The Battlefield series has always been a great one. I’m sure this new IP will be another notch in their already successful belt. As soon as we’re given any further information on Mirror’s Edge, we’ll make sure to update you all.
For now, enjoy the very limited press release after the break.
EA’s DICE Studio Announces A New Reflection in Gaming with “Mirror’s Edge”
A Revolutionary First Person Action Adventure for Next Generation Consoles and PCs from the Makers of Battlefield
Redwood City, CA. Ã¢$” July 10th 2007 Ã¢$” Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today confirmed that it has a new game in development for next generation consoles and the PC at its EA DICE studio in Stockholm. Mirror’s Edge is a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category.
Patrick Soderlund, General Manager of EA DICE, commented: “We are a studio that believes in taking risks and taking games in new directions. We made the sandbox experience viable and enjoyable in Battlefield and now, we are looking to do something radical with the traditional established mechanics of first person movement.”
Senior producer, Owen O’Brien, commented: “We want to change the way that players are able to move in first person. No more restrictions, no more being blocked by simple barriers such as walls and fences. We want to enable the player to move like a real person, with the ability to run, jump, vault and slide in a way that has never been seen before in a first person game.”
Mirror’s Edge will ship in calendar year 2008 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and for the PC and is being developed at EA DICE in Stockholm, Sweden. This product is not yet rated by PEGI or ESRB. For more information on EA DICE, please visit www.dice.se or www.ea.com.