‘Mirror’s Edge 2’ dropping early 2016
I never played Mirror’s Edge. Maybe I played the demo? But I know it was an esoteric game with a cult following that didn’t sell extraordinarily well. So I’m stoked on principle that it is getting a sequel, and it has a tentative release date.
The new Mirror’s Edge from developer DICE will be released in early 2016, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed today.
EA lists the game for release during the first three months of 2016 in a financial earnings presentation (PDF), saying the game is coming to consoles and PC.
DICE’s new Mirror’s Edge was announced in 2013 for next-generation consoles — meaning PlayStation 4 and Xbox One — and PC. The game “reboots the franchise for the next generation,” EA said at the time, and will deliver an all-new origin story for Mirror’s Edge protagonist Faith.
EA and DICE offered an update on the development of the new Mirror’s Edge at last year’s E3, talking about their efforts to focus on the “building blocks” of Faith and working with parkour artists to tune her movement.
“I wanted to let you know that the game is progressing nicely and I think you’re going to love it,” senior producer Sara Jansson said last year. “I know many of you probably wish we would show more of the game, but we’re still pretty early in development and our passionate core Mirror’s Edge team is working full on to make the best game possible.”
The original Mirror’s Edge launched in 2009 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.