Mirror’s Edge fans who have been eager to hear how well Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has performed from a commerical point of view were given a ray of hope today as EA has said that the long-awaited title is "definitely meeting our expectations".
In terms of specific sales numbers, EA had none to supply though it is worth noting that the game has only been available for a little over a month.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, head of EA Global Publishing Laura Miele went on to clarify how proud EA is to have been able to bring Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to market stating: "We are pretty happy to bring this character and this world to market. It’s a big open world game, so we made a lot of evolution from the original experience and we’re very proud of that."
While commerical response to the game would seem strong then, critics have been divided on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Indeed our very own Neil Bolt praised the game as a worthy successor to the 2008 original but at the same time voiced frustration at the ham-fisted narrative.
Long rumoured to be in development ever since the release of the first Mirror’s Edge in 2008, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst took many years to be announced simply because EA wasn’t convinced that a sufficently strong audience existed for further entries in the franchise.
This seemingly good news about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’s sale performance should at least make it clear to the mega-publisher that the series not only has its fans but a future too.