In disappointing, but not entirely surprising news, Electronic Arts has announced that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed until May 24, 2016. The long-awaited sequel had previously been scheduled for release on February 23, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Senior Producer Sara Jansson took to the title’s official website to explain the reasoning behind the difficult decision.
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. 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.
Obviously, for those who were looking to once again parkour in the shoes of Faith, this is disappointing to hear. However, I do think there are a few benefits to the delay. For starters, this gives more time for EA DICE to fine tune the experience for fans and newcomers. The delay to May also allows the title some separation from the sheer onslaught of games (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Far Cry Primal, Street Fighter V) that are all scheduled to launch in February.
Besides, we’ve already waited over seven long years for a new entry in the franchise, so what’s a few more months, right?