DICE is one of the most notable developers when it comes to first person shooters. The company is mostly famous for its work on the Battlefield series. According to Eurogamer, DICE has announced that the company doesn't want to become a 'Battlefield Factory'. In response to this, former executive producer of the Battlefield franchise Ben Cousins has tweeted that a sequel to Mirror's Edge is in development.
Cousins tweeted, “It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE.” Electronic Arts – the publisher for DICE – has made no comment about this.
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So far, DICE's announced projects include work on the Battlefield 3 DLC, support for Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4. Along with this, DICE is also continuing the development of the Frostbite engine. EA Games vice president has told OXM that DICE is also working on projects that are not Battlefield.
Mirror's Edge managed to gather a cult following when it was released. While the game had its problems, it was received by the audience warmly due to its unique premise — free-running in a first person perspective. Despite the critical praise, the game didn't manage to sell much and EA had given no indication about a sequel until 2011. “We're actively looking at how to bring it back in the right way,” Frank Gibeau had announced in early 2011. “We love that franchise, the DICE guys really created something special the first time around. You've got to have a big idea to be able to do the next one, and that's what we're working on.”
DICE is all set to release the latest DLC for Battlefield 3, titled Aftermath. Recently, details about the new maps that will be featured in the game have been revealed through an interview of DICE's Niklas Fegraeus. The new maps that will be in the DLC are Markaz Monolith, Epicentre, Talah Market, and Azadi Palace.
Markaz Monolith was a financial district before the earthquake that caused the titular aftermath happened. The map is set to have a tower in the middle, where the insides have collapsed. Epicentre is another part of the city which was a big traffic centre. The area has seen heavy destruction because it was very close to the epicentre of the earthquake. The Talah Market is on the outskirts of the city and has a lot of old architecture. The map has an old village setting that gives contrast to some modern buildings. The Azadi Palace is a large urban landscape and has a parliament building. This gives two different battles going on – one inside the building and one outside.
Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 will get Aftermath on November 27, while Premium members on the other platforms will see the DLC on December 4. Those who don't own Premium on the PlayStation 3 will see the DLC on December 11 and the other platforms will see it on December 18.
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