You might have to change your plans a little in May as Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst has officially been delayed by two weeks from 26 May to 9 June. It’s at the very least not a very long delay, but the developers have asked for that extra bit of time to improve the game a bit more ahead of launch.
The Design Director, Erik Odeldahl, posted the official news and reasons therefore on the official Mirror’s Edge Catalyst web site:
As you know, we’re about to open the gates to the city of Glass for participants of the Closed Beta. One of the key features of the Beta and the full game is Social Play, detailed in our latest developer diary.
Taking on Dashes designed by DICE, creating your own Time Trials, climbing the Leaderboards, and connecting with your Runner friends are some of the Social Play features we’re really excited about – and something we want to play flawlessly.
To support the Social Play features, we are using a brand new online technology. We also want to make sure we have the opportunity and time to address player feedback from the Closed Beta. That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game, with a new release date for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). We’re confident that these extra two weeks will make sure the game is as amazing as possible for you the players.
Thank you all for your continued support and excitement for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The return of Faith is imminent.[/quote]
If you’re one of the lucky few who bagged a closed beta code (we did give a bunch of codes away yesterday) then you’ll be able to test things out from tonight through to Sunday.
We’ll have a hands-on article uploaded next week to provide some insight for those who aren’t as fortunate.