DICE Says The New Mirror’s Edge Is More Of A Reboot Than A Sequel
Didn’t you find it suspicious that the title at the end of the Mirror’s Edge reveal during E3 lacked a number “2” at the end of it? It’s definitely the second entry into a series that has almost a cult-like following at the moment, but EA and DICE were pretty coy to call it a fully-fledged sequel. And after an interview with DICE’s executive producer, Patrick Bach, we may know why.
According to Bach, the idea behind Mirror’s Edge 2, or now Mirror’s Edge (Reboot), is not to aim for “mainstream” fans but rather right some of the wrongs the original had. A do-over, if you will.
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“We had to dwell on what it should be and what it could be, as well as find the right focus for the franchise, bringing it back and not just rushing it out there. I think the franchise deserves a proper launch.”
Bach and his team are passionate about delivering a Mirror’s Edge title that fans deserve, a title that will reward them for overlooking the faults of the first and sticking with the franchise. It’s because of this that Bach was hesitant to just slap a “2” on the box. Obviously, that presents a few problems as well.
“How do you innovate and move forward without ruining what made the game great? It’s easy to capitalize on gimmicks or things that are popular right now. Couple years ago everyone’s talking about subscription. That’s the s–t…now no one is talking about subscription…. Jumping onto the awesome wagon that’s passing by is not helping your franchise if you have a great franchise. And Mirror’s Edge is one of them. We need to always remind ourselves what the game is at its core so we don’t move away from that.”
It’s become abundantly clear now that DICE and EA are taking the next Mirror’s Edge extremely seriously. From the release window of “when it’s ready”, and now this interview, I think fans of the franchise can rest easy knowing that Faith is definitely in good hands. Just don’t keep us waiting too long now.