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Mirror’s Edge Will Not Be Turned Into A Shooter; Will Be Open-World

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.