Those of you who were looking forward to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will have to wait a little longer. Originally slated to be released on February 23 of 2016, the game has now officially been delayed to May 24 of the same year.
“Years ago, we set out an ambitious vision for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Achieving that vision and delivering the best possible experience is equally inspiring and challenging. And it takes time,” said Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Senior Producer, Sara Jansson, in a blog post on the game’s website. “We set out to create a vast city to explore, full of stunning vistas, majestic skyscrapers, and mysterious tunnels. We’re building the most immersive action-adventure game with fluid movement and combat in first person.”
Building a game this ambitious and having it be as polished as possible takes time, so the team has decided it would be best to delay the title in order to make it meet their high standards.
Announced during E3 of 2013, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is the sequel to the much beloved Mirror’s Edge, which was released in 2008 for last-gen consoles. Catalyst is a sort of reinvention of the franchise; not a sequel but not a remake or prequel either. It will have a stronger emphasis on series protagonist, Faith, and also have refined parkour mechanics which will let players move more seamlessly across the game’s world: City of Glass. Catalyst, like most EA games these days, is powered by DICE’s Frostbite Engine.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.