EA Announces DICE Working on New Game

Electronic Arts has announced DICE Studios, responsible for the Battlefield games, is currently developing ‘Mirror’s Edge’ for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the PC for release sometime in 2008.

‘Mirror’s Edge’ is described as a “evolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category,” which will rely on the introduction of more realistic movements for players to differentiate it from the pack.

Patrick Soderlund, General Manager of EA DICE, commented: “We are a studio that believes in taking risks and taking games in new directions. We made the sandbox experience viable and enjoyable in Battlefield and now, we are looking to do something radical with the traditional established mechanics of first person movement.”

Senior producer, Owen O’Brien, commented: “We want to change the way that players are able to move in first person. No more restrictions, no more being blocked by simple barriers such as walls and fences. We want to enable the player to move like a real person, with the ability to run, jump, vault and slide in a way that has never been seen before in a first person game.”

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