DICE has announced that they’ve pushed back “Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst,” the second game in their acclaimed parkour-centric game series, by three months. Originally slated for a February 23rd 2016 release, the game will now hit stores May 24th next year.
Talking about the delay, senior producer Sara Jansson says the new game’s shift from linear levels to an open-world scenario is taking a little longer than expected to get just right. She explains on the game’s official site:
“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 24th 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” is set in a dystopian future in which all citizens are tightly controlled and monitored by the government. Faith is a courier who delivers secret packages that her clients don’t want the government to know about. She traverse the city on the rooftops by using her parkour skills.