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If you, like me, have been patiently awaiting the return of Faith’s adventures in the futuristic City of Glass, you will have to exercise a little more patience still.

The news that the original May 24 release date has been pushed back comes from DICE Design Director (gotta love a title with that much alliteration!) Erik Odeldahl in a blog post on the official Mirror’s Edge Catalyst blog

 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, with a new release date for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). We’re confident that these extra two weeks will make sure the game is as amazing as possible for you the players.

In a time where most betas are increasingly more used as demos that forego testing in lieu of pure marketing, it’s refreshing to see that DICE is more than willing to postpone the release of the anticipated game to make sure the launch version is the best version of the game it can be. 

If you would like to try to get into the closed beta starting this weekend, you can check this article here to find out what you need to do to have a chance of getting in. Before you do that, though, make sure your PC is up to snuff by checking out the rather beefy system requirements here

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows when it releases. 

Quick Take

It’s never fun to see a game get pushed back this close to release, but I would much rather they take their time to make the return of the franchise as good as it can be than them pushing it out too soon and having to patch it vigorously post-release. I’m fine with this.

Chris Anderson

Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.

  • Kev Lew

    good, I have some overwatch to play around that original release date. only so much time and money to spend on new games.

  • Chris Anderson

    That’s also one of the reasons why I don’t mind. I’m skint at the moment and I now have more time for Overwatch.

  • SomeCollegeStudent

    Really hope we don’t see launch issues. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some.

  • atom

    The delay is simply to avoid a crowded may , Uncharted, Doom, overwatch … to say the least the game has no chance to sale well so the best way is to move to june .

    PS : ME catalyst on PC is 45$ right now [Link Removed by Moderator, Rutledge Daugette, as TechRaptor doesn’t promote grey market sites].