Publishing giant Electronic Arts has let slip the launch date for Mirror's Edge 2 in a financial report, scheduling the game for the first quarter of 2016.
The follow-up to sci-fi parkour-'em-up Mirror's Edge
, featuring an iconic visual style and vertigo-inducing gameplay, was officially cancelled in 2011
thanks to poor sales of the original. In June that year, EA's Frank Gibeau claimed that the franchise wasn't dead
, although - mobile games aside - it was very quiet until the June 2013 announcement that development of Mirror's Edge 2 was under way
. At the time, the company shied away from offering a release date or other firm details - other than an announcement from author Rhianna Pratchett that she had no involvement in the writing for the project, after having penned the plot for the original.
Now, a financial report from Electronic Arts spotted by Polygon
has revealed a launch window: the first quarter of 2016. The game is expected to be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows - hopefully without any of the delays which beset the PC port of the original title - with no support for previous-generation games. So far, no word has been given on whether it will support virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift, a much-requested feature for the sequel.
EA has yet to make a formal announcement regarding the game, its plot, or its official release date.