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Yet another game is being pushed back to have tweaks done and quality improved–which isn’t a bad thing, but it is what it is. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is the latest in this list with a new release date of May 26, 2016. And yes, the irony of Catalyst being delayed isn’t lost on us.
Senior Producer, Sara Jansson, sent out an update announcing the news of the new date:
“Years ago, we set out an ambitious vision for Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst. Achieving that vision and delivering the best possible experience is equally inspiring and challenging. And it takes time.”
It is clear that this delay is simply needed to maintain a quality game and not to just throw something broken onto the market to hit the target date (looking at you Batman Arkham Knight). Instead, DICE will aim for releasing a great game that will perform as expected on launch day. Jansson continued her post with, “Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst will be an all-new playground with a deeper and more engaging story – and we want to accomplish all these goals to the highest quality possible.”
This gives me hope about the new sequel. The original game was a pretty adventurous platformer that introduced us to digital POV parkour. The addition of an even deeper story will only suck me in further. Delays are often seen as a negative move, but we gotta look on the bright side and remain optimistic. Hell, The Witcher 3 had multiple release delays and it came out to be an amazing RPG. And EA has been doing a pretty good job lately learning from some of its mistakes of prior years. Who’s to know?
In the end, it’s simply a little longer to wait, but at the end the game should be one that is even more worth the time and money, and that’s all good with me.
Source: Mirror’s Edge