DICE and EA have announced that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which is entering closed beta testing this weekend, has been delayed until June.
In an update on the game’s official website, design director Erik Odeldahl, confirmed that the game will now be releasing on June 7th in North America and on June 9th in Europe.
Explaining the decision, Odehdahl said the delay was made in order to assess a “brand new online technology” used for the game’s Social Play features. “We also want to make sure we have the opportunity and time to address player feedback from the Closed Beta,” he added.
This is the second delay for the game, which was originally due for release on February 23rd before being pushed back to May 24th.
At the time of the first delay, senior producer Sara Jansson commented “we’ve made the decision to bring Mirror’s Edge to the world starting May 24, 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.”
Last month, DICE released a new development diary detailing how they’re making a better Mirror’s Edge. One of the new tools in Faith’s arsenal is the MAG rope, a tool that allows her to make Spider-man like swings through the City.
The game’s closed beta begins for “Frontrunners” tomorrow, April 22nd, and will roll out to the general public on Saturday. The beta closes on Tuesday, April 26th and will include some missions from the main story, side missions, and the game’s Social Play features.