EA planning leap of Faith to next gen consoles?
Charge your saltshakers, gentlemen, for we have incoming. EA is developing a sequel to cult hit Mirror's Edge for the next generation Xbox, according to alleged industry insiders. Due to reveal at E3 2013, the game will also, reportedly, allow you to control returning heroine Faith with Kinect gestures.
For those unfamiliar with Mirror's Edge, this is basically tantamount to claiming that the next generation Xbox will feature an extending motorised prong, specifically designed to give people hernias. Mirror's Edge is an active
game. If you're not in the habit of leaping off cranes, click away before the merest thought rips your groin in half. The rumour comes care of Dual Pixels
, which also claims the next generation Xbox will feature a controller with a detachable touchscreen. We're a bit suspicious about all this, frankly, but Mirror's Edge Kinect is
demonstrably possible. Watch the video.
Both EA and developer DICE have made a habit of dancing around the subject of Mirror's Edge 2, insisting that the franchise hasn't died a death, but unwilling to discuss how it will continue. "We haven't killed Mirror's Edge, we're actively looking at how to bring it back in the right way," EA Games Label boss Frank Gibeau commented
"We love that franchise, the DICE guys really created something special the first time round and you've got to have a big idea to be able to do the next one and that's what we're working on."