EA is about to kickoff a new closed-beta testing session for the highly anticipated sequel in the “Mirror’s Edge” franchise, but fans will have to wait a little longer for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to officially release.
In a statement released today by Erik Odeldahl, the Design Director of the game, Odeldah stated, “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).”
The director reminded everyone of the beta as well, telling fans, “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.” He went on to say, “ 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.”
While the news of the delay will most likely be disheartening for fans that have been awaiting the game’s release, having a game with fewer design flaws and fewer bugs is probably a welcomed strategy.
Odeldahl thanked fans in his open statement saying, “Thank you all for your continued support and excitement for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The return of Faith is imminent.”