Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, the upcoming sequel to 2008’s beloved first person platformer Mirror’s Edge, has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on February 23rd, 2016 but will now bow later on in the year on May 24th, 2016. Developed by DICE, the game is an open world prequel to the first title, and was announced several years ago at publisher Electronic Arts 2013 E3 press conference.
In a post on the game’s website, producer Sara Jansson announced the delay, writing that “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.”
“Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst has received an incredible response from fans around the world over the past months. You’ve been eager to see the return of Faith and the unique style and gameplay that only Mirror’s Edge can create. Witnessing your positive reactions has been amazing motivation for me and the rest of our passionate team at DICE.”
“Thank you again for your patience and support. Keep the Faith.”
This marks the first major delay of 2016. And we’ve still got two months of 2015 to go.