Mirror’s Edge 2 Will Be Powered by EA’s Frostbite 2 Engine

Mirror’s Edge was a polarizing game. Everything it did right seemed to be counterbalanced by things it did wrong. Since release, the prospect of a sequel has been shrouded in mystery and confusion. All that changed in June, when EA Games showrunner Frank Gibeau spilled the beans, hinting at a second installment of the first-person free-running game, using Battlefield 3′s Frostbite 2 engine.

Today, Official Playstation Magazine added more fuel to that fire, reporting that “The Frostbite 2 engine will pave the way for Mirror’s Edge to make a free-running return.” Though details are still unavailable, Faith’s return is all but confirmed.

via CVG

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2 Comments on Mirror’s Edge 2 Will Be Powered by EA’s Frostbite 2 Engine

drsgfire

On August 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

What exactly did it do wrong? I thought it was a good game.

Steve

On August 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

It was a good game. It has sold over two million copies to date and has a Metacritic rating of around 80. But some people couldn’t get past the motion sickness inducing first person view (reminds me of the same people who ed about Descent back in the 90′s).

Most people who bashed it are the ones who generally like Call of Duty type games where you run & gun. Mirror’s Edge was trying to NOT be that type of fps cliche. It sought out to be different, and many, like myself, thought it succeeded at just that.

I hope they (EA/DiCE?) stick with the cell shaded cutscenes for ME2. I looved the art direction and music of the first one. Also, don’t puss out like Portal 2 did and include time trials.