June 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM ET
For gamers who love cult-favorites and are generally skeptical of any big-budget blockbuster studio's ability to appreciate such work, there's finally something other than offbeat games on Kickstarter to be excited about.
After years of hopeful rumors and excited suspicion about a possible sequel to the acclaimed first-person action game "Mirror's Edge," Elecronic Arts confirmed that developer DICE is working on a new installment for next-generation gaming hardware.
"The stake is in the ground," senior producer Sara Jansson wrote in a note published Monday on the game's website. "This new game will be a first-person action adventure starring Faith and I am here to tell you that we will stay true to 'Mirror's Edge.'"
DICE and EA said that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC "when it's ready."
"We are still in early stages of development and we don't want to rush anything," Jansson added in her note, explaining that DICE is working to find "the best way to make Faith's return as memorable and impactful as the original game."
"We want to make sure we create an experience that lives up to high expectations and fully takes advantage of the next generation of systems," Jansson said.
So gamers still don't know when the next "Mirror's Edge" will actually get to their consoles or PCs, or if this is all still too good to be true. But after waiting for almost five years since the original game was released to hear anything about a possible sequel, that may be good enough for now.
Watch the first trailer for the new "Mirror's Edge" below.
Yannick LeJacq is a contributing writer for NBC News who has also covered technology and games for Kill Screen, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic. You can follow him on Twitter at @YannickLeJacq and reach him by email at: email@example.com.