Mirror’s Edge 2, Achievement TV, and Other News


Mirrors Edge 2, Achievement TV, and Other News

Rumours broke out of Mirror’s Edge 2 earlier in the week as it appeared on a retail site. Now, a second retail listing for the unconfirmed game has been spotted. Appearing on Amazon Italy, the listing has been since removed but suggested that Mirror’s Edge 2 will be release on the Xbox One. The box art was clearly false and the release date listed was January 1st, 2020 meaning that we still cannot confirm that Mirror’s Edge 2 even exists. Earlier in the week, Amazon Germany listed the game for Xbox 360 and, along with the retail listing on Amazon Italy, we can presume that the game is at least in production. EA said they had “nothing to announce at this time”, although I can see Mirror’s Edge 2 making an appearance at E3 in less than two weeks.


Latest Xbox One rumours suggest that achievements may come from watching TV. That’s right; back in 2011, Microsoft filed a pent as they seeked to “award a user” across a “TV ecosystem”. The patent states Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content,” the patent states. “To increase interactive viewing and encourage a user to watch one or more particular items of video content, awards and achievements may be tied to those items of video content. Producers, distributors, and advertisers of the video content may set viewing goals and award a viewer who has reached the goals”. It’s unsure how this reward system will work and whether it’s true or not, but let’s hope it isn’t. I personally don’t want to watch TV on my Xbox for 10 hours straight to obtain an achievement; I may love gamerscore and achievements, but not that much.


In preparation for the PS4, Sony have asked developers to include the Remote Play function for all PS4 games, only excluding titles which will require the PS4’s Eye. According to Digital Foundry, this news has come from a “trusted developer source”. If this is true, the Vita may see a boost in sales after a mediocre start for the handheld console. This function has been compared to the Wii U’s GamePad and with Sony’s recent pledge to bring great Indie games to the handheld, this can only be seen as a positive. The Remote Play feature will allow users to send their PS4’s experience over to their Vita using WiFi. After this, the entire game can be enjoyed on the handheld system.

The first trailer for the newly announced Sonic: Lost World has been released. Although the Sonic series has been plummeting and struggling to keep consistent game quality, this title looks unlike past games. Some features seem familiar to the Super Mario Galaxy franchise, blending both 3D and 2D mechanics together.

A season pass with the price tag of $20 will be available for the highly anticipated The Last of Us. The season pass will give an additional player story and two multiplayer packs. With Naughty Dog’s game arriving on June 14th, DLC will most likely arrive soon after. Regarding the storyline in The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s Erica Monacelli said “the journey and cast of characters in The Last of Us lends itself to thorough narrative exploration, and we’ve got more of the story to tell”. Along with the additional maps and storyline, users will have the following: Increased Crafting Speed, Increased Healing Speed, 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade, Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade and an exclusive 90 minute “Making of The Last of Us” documentary titled Grounded. If you want to see the achievement/trophy list for The Last of Us, leaks have emerged online. Although beware of spoilers.