At this year’s E3 conference; a provocative and beautiful trailer for a second entry to 2008’s cult classic Mirror’s Edge, which has been announced shortly before the show began. This sequel was announced to be released on February 23, 2016 under the name Mirror’s Edge Catalyst; and was supposed to give the main character, Faith Connors, more backstory and context while delivering more of the series’ unique first-person parkour gameplay.
Earlier today however; Sara Jansson, producer on the project, has announced that the game will be pushed back to a May 24 release, saying:
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. We set out to create a vast city to explore, full of stunning vistas, majestic skyscrapers, and mysterious tunnels. We’re building the most immersive action-adventure game with fluid movement and combat in first person. Mirror’s Edge Catalystwill 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.
Though this is a disappointing development, it’s almost fresh to hear that a company has identified that extra development time would be the best current option for their product in the age of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Batman: Arkham Knight (PC specifically), and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. If nothing else, fans can have that much more assurance that the wait will not have been for nothing.
Source: Mirror’s Edge’s official site