Mirror’s Edge Catalyst release date delayed to May 2016

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed until May 2016, according to a post on the game’s official website. The game was originally due out in February for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

“Years ago, we set out an ambitious vision for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst,” commented Sara Jansson, the game’s Senior Producer. “Achieving that vision and delivering the best possible experience is equally inspiring and challenging. And it takes time.

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. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be an all-new playground with a deeper and more engaging story – and we want to accomplish all these goals to the highest quality possible.

So we’ve made the decision to bring Mirror’s Edge to the world starting May 24, 2016. We will use these few extra months to make sure that when you step into the massive City of Glass and experience the rise of Faith, it’s as entertaining, impressive, and memorable as it can be.”

Alarm bells started ringing when publisher Electronic Arts failed to mention Catalyst during its recent financial report, although it has still yet to put out a call to investors, which takes place this evening. 

Developed by DICE, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a reboot of the cult parkour-fused action franchise, and is not considered a sequel to the original 2008 outing. As such, Catalyst acts as an origins story detailing the early exploits of protagonist Faith Connors. The game takes place in a futuristic city known as Glass, and revamps the original combat system; guns have been completely removed, and players must instead rely on their parkour skills and melee combat to neutralize her enemies. 

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst won’t feature a traditional multiplayer component as such, but rather, include synchronous elements allowing gamers’ actions in the game world to affect other players’ experience. Leaderboards will also be featured in the game. DICE has also commented that Catalyst won’t feature any loading screens, allowing for a seamless gameplay experience when traversing Glass. As with the original game, Faith’s adventure will take place from a first-person perspective.

Are you looking forward to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst? Did you play the original game back in 2008? Give us a shout in the comments section below, and read our impressions on the game from E3 2015 while you’re at it.