How To Fix Mirror's Edge

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For how long must I wait? I know there’s something wrong.

So the theme tune goes. It’s been 28 months since I free ran through the Mondrian reverie of Mirror’s Edge, yet still the game has no sequel. I know there’s something wrong.

For if any game deserves a sequel surely it’s Mirror’s Edge. The game may be clumsily imperfect, but at its free-flowing best it is so refreshingly distinct. Yet its imprint on the industry remains so shallow.

EA led us on with soundbites about a sequel in development only to blow us off by announcing halted production earlier this year. Was this just coquettish impudence in light of the publisher’s recent talk of the agonizing process of making a sequel work?

I think it’s all one big cry for help. So...

Sinan Kubba is a London-based freelancer whose work has appeared at Kotaku,, and Game People. He also hosts the Big Red Potion podcast and has been known to wear his girlfriend's Pikachu slippers from time to time.

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