Everybody who actually loves videogames has been hating EA for quite a while now. they’ve scooped up the award for worst company in the US for two years in a row now; they’ve shafted PC gamers with their sports titles; they’ve made Dead Space a mindless action shooter and they completely messed up the launch of Sim City. and perhaps, those transgressions will all be forgiven at E3.
According to a retailer listing, Mirror’s Edge 2 is coming. It briefly popped up on Amazon Germany (via AGB) with a placeholder cover before summarily being removed, sparking rumours that the game might be one of the titles showcased by EA at this year’s E3.
I loved Mirror’s Edge. It was something fresh and exciting at a time when just about everything else was a bland military shooter. Plus, you could play through it without firing a gun, at all. Along with Dead Space, it was one of those franchise that made people fall in love with EA all over again – before they went and squandered away all that positive sentiment by being corporate tools. It wasn’t for everyone though, and for every person who loved it, you’d have another who it made want to vomit – but insanely fast, first-person free running will do that to you.
It would also just be lovely to see the talented folks at DICE do something that wasn’t Battlefield related for a change. However, don’t get your hopes up just yet. In a statement to Gamespot, an EA representative has shot the rumour down, saying:
“We appreciate fan enthusiasm for Mirror’s Edge, especially fans throughout the retail channel. This is not official EA material. We have nothing to announce at this time.”
That said, they could just be trying to keep their E3 plans under wraps.
Last Updated: May 24, 2013