It looks like Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been hit with another delay. Electronic Arts confirmed today that the highly anticipated next installment in the franchise has been pushed back from May to June.
Overall, the delay is not a big one. It’s only about a two-week difference, moving from May 24 to June 7 in North America and June 9 for Europe. So it’s not quite as big as the recent delay for the game from February to May. Hopefully, the delay is not a sign of major problems.
The delay was a result of giving DICE more time to make adjustments based on the feedback from the upcoming closed beta test for the game. Along with the release news, the game’s design director Erik Odeldahl laid out some of the game’s social play features, which will include time trials and leaderboards in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Per DICE, new online technology is being used to power these features, which is going to be tested in the upcoming closed beta test.
Odeldahl stated: “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.”
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is due out on June 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.