EA Wants Mirror's Edge Sequel To Reach A Larger Audience
Huge publishers like Electronic Arts aren't interested in catering to small, niche groups.
Therefore, it's no wonder that they want the Mirror's Edge sequel to expand the fan base generated by the first title. In speaking to IGN, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said that right now, the time is right to build on that core group of original followers:
"Our goal in any product is to try and grow the audience. We’re definitely taking into account the opportunity to reach a bigger group of people. We think we’ve got the right story and accessibility that can do that."
The sequel in question was revealed during E3, and it was pretty well received. A great many gamers have been anxiously anticipating the return of protagonist Faith, and her free-running city playscape. We haven't seen any gameplay just yet and the next title is a ways off, but we assume we'll see more before the end of 2013.
The only problem is that the fans always cringe a little when a publisher says they want to "reach a bigger group of people." That usually means mainstreaming or dumbing down in some way, which is why I'm of the belief that DICE will be throwing in more guns this time around. Let's just hope the focus remains squarely on free-running.
6/28/2013 11:16:53 AM Ben Dutka