Fans have been eagerly awaiting Mirror’s Edge Catalyst for years now, but the wait is going to be a little longer than expected. Developer DICE had originally planned to launch the hotly-anticipated game on February 23rd, but its release was pushed back to May 24th late last year. A little more than a month away from the revised release date, Catalyst Design Director Erik Odeldahl has announced that the game is once again being delayed.
According to Odeldahl, the team needed more time to implement the Social Play features, and they’re also taking the time to address player feedback from the Closed Beta.
Catalyst is now planned to launch in North America on June 7th and in Europe on June 9th. You can read the full statement below.
As you know, we’re about to open the gates to the city of Glass for participants of the Closed Beta. One of the key features of the Beta and the full game is Social Play, detailed in our latest developer diary.
Taking on Dashes designed by DICE, creating your own Time Trials, climbing the Leaderboards, and connecting with your Runner friends are some of the Social Play features we’re really excited about – and something we want to play flawlessly.
To support the Social Play features, we are using a brand new online technology. We also want to make sure we have the opportunity and time to address player feedback from the Closed Beta. That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game, with a new release date for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). We’re confident that these extra two weeks will make sure the game is as amazing as possible for you the players.
Thank you all for your continued support and excitement for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The return of Faith is imminent.
Erik Odeldahl, Design Director
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