Electronic Arts’ DICE studio is working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, slated for release “when it’s ready”. Faith will return as the game’s protagonist.
EA did not share further details on the game, but we’ll have more to report as it is announced.
Update: The new Mirror’s Edge is early in development and is slated for release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game will retell Faith’s origin story. EA said they don’t plan on rushing the game to release.
“The stake is in the ground,” says Mirror’s Edge senior producer Sara Jansson. “This new game will be a first-person action adventure starring Faith and I am here to tell you that we will stay true to Mirror’s Edge.”
The upcoming Mirror’s Edge reboot will be an open-world game, says Electronic Arts president Frank Gibeau, according to a Eurogamer report. The game is early in development and will run on DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine.
Additionally, EA Games Label head Patrick Söderlund adds that the game will not be turned into a shooter. That said, the game will be a different experience from the original Mirror’s Edge, which Söderlund feels was more about running away.
"The first game was a lot about running away from things," Söderlund said. "And, even though you want to have sections with that, you also want Faith… she’s a powerful character and you want her to take control. You’ll see a little bit more of that in this game.”
He clarified: "Again, we’re not going to turn this into a shooter. On the contrary, in fact. But we are going to evolve Faith and the story. Once we show more of this people will be genuinely excited. I am personally extremely excited about it."
Mirror’s Edge is in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has no release date yet, or even a release window.