Mirror's Edge Isn't Out of Breath Yet

Though DICE’s sights are set on making Battlefield 3 the COD-killer EA desperately want it to be, they still have their hearts set on the continuation of another IP, first-person platformer Mirror’s Edge.

“The only thing we can talk about and be open about is that we have not killed the franchise, and you can see that within these walls,” said the studio’s executive producer Patrick Bach in an interview with OXM.

“The only thing that we have decided is that whatever we’re doing in this office right now, when it comes to that we’re not talking about it. The only thing I can say officially is that we definitely haven’t killed the franchise. As you noticed, we still love it – we just need to find out how.”

So much so, in fact, that the game served as inspiration for Battlefield 3, as Bach explains.

“As you’ve seen, the movement system in the game is clearly inspired a lot by Mirror’s Edge, and some of the team who worked on that are now working on Battlefield 3. People here are still in love with Faith – I wouldn’t dare to say anything about the future, but it’s not impossible. Far from it.””

The 2008 game was praised for its vivid aesthetic and innovative gameplay, but received a slightly lukewarm reception for a less-than-stellar execution. Sequel talk has gone back and forth over the last couple of years, but since Battlefield probably won’t receive yearly iterations like Call of Duty, DICE could be free to return to the franchise within a year. Don’t expect it to surface anytime soon though: it took as long to make as LA Noire.