DICE is all-in on Battlefield 2042, with head Rebecka Coutaz saying there’s “no time for anything else.”
The developer has largely existed to pump out Battlefield video games through the years, however I’ll at all times love DICE for Mirror’s Edge and its sequel Catalyst. Nearly 14 years later, the game nonetheless holds up fantastically, from its slick minimalistic aesthetic to protagonist Faith’s fluid motion. Nat referred to as Mirror’s Edge “the undisputed queen of parkour” and I could not agree extra. The game was the antithesis of DICE’s ordinary library and it was stunning how effectively it labored.
Unfortunately, my hopes for a 3rd freerunning journey appear to be fading. In an interview with Video gamesIndustry.biz, Coutaz emphasised the staff’s need to be “the first-person shooter powerhouse that DICE deserves to be,” and meaning leaving outliers Mirror’s Edge tucked away.
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I imply sure, we already just about knew one other Mirror’s Edge would not be coming anytime quickly. Last yr the EA France Twitter unintentionally drummed up numerous hype, just for a follow-up tweet to make clear that it was simply having slightly little bit of enjoyable. A bit of prank. It’s nonetheless a disgrace for Mirror’s Edge followers like me to know that we can’t see something quickly.
If you are a Battlefield fan, although, Coutaz is totally devoted to pulling the game out of the gutter. BF2042 was acquired fairly negatively at launch and the hearsay mill churned as leakers claimed that DICE had already drawn a line underneath the game and moved on. Coutaz stated that is not the case. “We couldn’t do that to our players and we couldn’t do that to ourselves,” she stated. “I don’t want to use the word revenge because it’s too strong in English, but you know, we cannot leave it like that. As I said, we owe it to our players.”
Coutaz stated she needs “the team to be really proud about Battlefield 2042,” including: “We want DICE to be the number one spot for first-person shooter games in Europe, and one of the powerhouses in the world. It’s a fabulous team. We’re going to make magic together.”