New Mirror's Edge is open-world

EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau describes new project as "open-world action adventure game."

The new Mirror's Edge game officially announced this week will feature an open world, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed this morning during a conference call.

EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau described the new game as a cult classic and said it enjoyed a "great fan reaction" at E3's briefing on Monday.

"We're bringing Faith back in this open-world [emphasis added] action adventure game," Gibeau said.

The Mirror's Edge sequel is currently in development for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. According to developer DICE, it will be released "when it's ready."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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FallenAdversary
FallenAdversary

I'm already excited beyond human belief about this game. Not only is it another Mirror's Edge it is an open world Mirror's Edge. That makes it even better. I will get this game for sure.

SmAsHtheHuman
SmAsHtheHuman

oh we are all mistaken the open world feature is and dlc by EA WHAHHAAHHAHA

thermalmotion
thermalmotion

Question: will Faith be even more ridiculously hot in Mirror's Edge 2?

armedvigilante
armedvigilante

the only thing i hated about the first game was that freaking cartoon animation. the game would have been so much better if the cutscenes were in the normal animation because when it flipped to the cartoon animation it just took me completely out of the game lie you go through that boss battle and then you kick the mask off and think your going to see who it is in normal first person cutscene but then it switches to the cartoon animation. Ill still play this if they keep it in but i would really love if they took it out.

terminator661
terminator661

Man i can't wait for this game! Open-world for the win :)

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

Well, I'm definitely excited for this. I really enjoyed the original ME and it is exactly the type of game that *needs* a sequel. It was fun, but definitely had some flaws that held it back, and it was probably a little too short and lacked replayability aside from time trials. Breath of fresh air for sure, basically created a new sub-genre of which it is the only game in it.

Hopefully the story is better. My enjoyment of Mirror's Edge had nothing to do with Faith or her sister or the convoluted plot. It was really despite all of those things that I liked it so much.

ClayCPF
ClayCPF

I have been waiting a very long time for this game.  I still enjoy playing the original a lot, despite the short campaign.

Jonny-Two-Delta
Jonny-Two-Delta

EA thinks it has what it takes to pull a Ubisoft? puleease.
They could attempt to make a complete carbon copy of Assassin's Creed like a colour-by-numbers drawing and still have it suck, because EA lack the je ne sais quoi that make Ubisoft, and all their games, amazing.

DanC1989
DanC1989

What isn't open-world these days?

stanknuggetz12
stanknuggetz12

Has a ton of potential! Now I can't remember if this one is being developed by the original battlefield dice in Sweden or the new dice in Los Angeles.

Also I really love when a dev says it will be available when its ready. Just means they are not being rushed by a release date and can fully realize thier vision

TheSkyHMaestro
TheSkyHMaestro

I'm surprised some fanboys keep exaggerating the "open world ACTION-adventure game, it's gonna suck." 

What the hell was the first one? A real time strategy game? It was action-adventure from the start. And it's also a first-person platformer. How many other games can claim *that* one?

quakke
quakke

"All footage from game engine"

Huh, looks really aweseome and i loled because if i put that game in my PC, it will probably explode :D (the graphics of the game..)

Though bad move from EA to not show anything else in trailer but action and escape. I want there to be that puzzle solving also and more calm moments of thinking like in the first game. I also hope that this one would not have regenerating health but some other solution. As much i love Mirror's Edge i absolutely hate regen health when there is no explanation of why you regenerate, explanation such as having protective suit or a shield are accepted and more realistic.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Open world?!  Yay! Now you're free to be bored ANYWHERE!  

I played about 15 minutes of ME before I started to notice I was yawning.  Parkour is just a bunch of wanna-be gymnasts trying to be super heroes....

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

@Trickymaster : Don't worry I'm sure this game and ME3 (already patented or whatever it's also listed as a future title) will be made because DICE likes to make these games, it's something different and creativity wise I'm sure it's something they love to do as a break from making their shooters. DICE makes EA so much money that I'm sure EA has no problem giving them some cash to make a passion title every 5 years or something. Same reason Coen Brothers get to make their super artsy films that make no money for the studio after they make the studio a good deal of money after one of their more mainstream made for nothing makes 100 million fare. It's just an understanding that keeps the creative types happy and keeps their brains working and it makes the producers super money. EA ever since Peter Moore has come on board has changed that company, while Microsoft has become kind of like the old EA lol.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

I'm excited for this. But, I can't help but think that this kind of IP would be in better hands under Ubisoft or even Sony. I'm more than confident that if this doesn't sell well, EA will freeze ME for bad instead of accepting that not every game can sell 200 bazillion copies.

DarkAztaroth
DarkAztaroth

I wanna play this with the Oculus rift *_*

ikhan3
ikhan3

Wow i love this Thanks To   (EA)

itsmebryan1
itsmebryan1

I just hope they fixed the combat.  The combat controls were just awful to me.  But, besides that the game was fresh and amazing.

Crackmandan
Crackmandan

I'm a little apprehensive about the open world aspect.

linkinpa
linkinpa

YEAHHHHH!!!!!! IT'S BACK!!!!!!!!

Evil_Saluki
Evil_Saluki

Loved this game, except for the cheap cutscenes of the original, had they kept the cut scenes using the ingame engine without breaking pace would of been unforgettable.

Gargus
Gargus

It is still made by EA so that means I wont buy it.

Unless of course I buy it for PS4 used. Then Ill have no restrictions and EA wont see a penny of my money.

max-hit
max-hit

The first game lacked cohesive gameplay and the linear level design could easily force you in a nonelective running mod. But the main theme of this game has great potential for a sequel. Maybe a few more gameplay elements and a story would do.

amir_g_m
amir_g_m

it looks nice.. but why a first person shooter and nto a third person???

:S

quakke
quakke

@stanknuggetz12  

The only bummer with "when it's ready" is that it's practically the same as 3DRealms' DNF had release date "when it's done".

Theoretically it could also take 16 years to make because of the sentence and it being second title. DNF was after DN3D which makes it second Duke title because Duke 1 and Duke 2 ain't really in the same universe with Duke 3D.

Oh well.. just some late night fun :D

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

@TheSkyHMaestro Yeah no shit. "Action-adventure" is a pretty accurate genre classification for Mirror's Edge. Not sure why that would upset anybody.

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

@quakke I'm an opponent of regenerating health in shooters but not in Mirrors Edge. That game would have been INCREDIBLY frustrating to play without it.

There doesn't really need to be an explanation. At the end of the day if it is a better design decision it should be done regardless of lore and story.

Splincir
Splincir

@quakke Maybe in her future, people are genetically altered, maybe shes like wolverine or another like character and has some level of cellular regeneration. Its a game in a fantasy world. Coming up for a reason for a gameplay mechanic should be simple enough even if it doesnt make sense in the real world.

Zevvion
Zevvion

@Gargus What a dumb thing to say. The original was made by DICE too, so if you are interested in this game you should just buy it. 

Besides, EA gave the green light on this game despite the first game being financially unsuccesful so they aren't all that bad.

udubdawgz
udubdawgz

@max-hit that's exactly how i look at it.  the gameplay of m.e was innovative.  that's huge, in my book.

did it suffer from some execution?  heck, ya.

we'll see what type of developers they are with the second installation:  same old or improvement?

xalener1
xalener1

@max-hit Well, that was mostly because of some serious crunching that happened during development. Quite a bit of the game was cut, including tons of important story elements. The had to rush the ending to get the game done in time. There are actually a few unused dialog files from the old campaign still in the game. I wouldn't worry about it this time around.

wavelength121
wavelength121

@max-hit Yes because god forbid there is running in a parkour game. Also sorry you missed out on the story so let me wrap it up for you, it was about a weapons contractor conspiring with the police force and other runners to create an army of "supercops" to wipe out the runners once and for all. which you would know if you actually played the game

TheSkyHMaestro
TheSkyHMaestro

@amir_g_m It's not a FPS. It's an FPP. A first-person platformer. Shooting is just optional (occasionally required; the assassination for one). That being said, it's one of those unique games that actually created a genre no one else bothered to follow up on. Hence the rabid reaction to this game's announcement.

PureJagin
PureJagin

@amir_g_m It's not exactly classified as a FPS game...It's more free roaming in a linear setting (Parkour). Granted, I guess you could play the game as a FPS, using only guns and no strategy (Not most peoples approach) but it's mostly meant to be a free running game. Not a first person shooter

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

@Zevvion @Gargus Glad they gave it the green light. EA was voted the bad guy in 2012 for a reason. This changes nothing. They will still nickel and dime us every chance they get. But huge kudos to Dice.

max-hit
max-hit

@wavelength121@max-hitThe point of having a sequel is to have improvements over the previous game. If you were satisfied by a short game with a cliche ending then why would you need a sequel? You may as well go back and play the first game. 

And btw you should try to become capable of having a logical argument instead of getting angry over someone's opinion.