Even though Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst was originally announced to release at the end of February, a second (and hopefully final) delay has pushed the game two additional weeks. DICE’s latest will miss its May 24 release date, and will instead hit store shelves June 7.
“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,” Design Director Eric Odeldahl explains on the Mirror’s Edge website. Social play will involve leaderboards for user created time-trials.
“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.”
Continuing, he concludes, “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’s closed beta begins April 22, and runs through April 26 for any that previously applied. To learn more about Social Play, check out the dev diary below.