Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed for a second time, although this hold up is not quite as significant as the last which saw the game pushed back three months from its original release date of 23 February.
The reason for this most recent delay is because DICE want to make sure the new Social Play features included in Catalyst will be running smoothly upon release day, as well as allowing themselves plenty of time to analyse feedback from the upcoming closed beta and iron out any potential bugs.
Design Director Erik Odeldahl broke the news via a post on the game’s official site, stating:
“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.”
Despite the most recent set back, there is still a chance for fans of Faith’s free running adventures to go hands on with Catalyst in the closed beta, which kicks off tomorrow for those lucky enough to be selected for participation.
Let us know your thoughts on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst's latest delay over in the forums.