February is looking to be a packed month for games. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Far Cry Primal, Street Fighter V, and XCOM 2 are just some of the games you can expect to play in that month. With so many heavy hitters due in the same month, it’s expected to see some be pushed back. And it appears that February has claimed its first casualty in Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. The first-person parkour-inspired action adventure will now release on May 24, 2016.
“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,” said the game’s Senior Producer Sara Jansson in a post on the Mirror’s Edge website.
Delaying Mirror’s Edge to May is not that bad a thing. Aside from side-stepping the incredible rush of games expected in February, it gives the developer Dice time to craft a better experience. Considering that it’s become the rule, rather than the exception for games to release in an incomplete state on launch, we’re optimistic that this will not be the case with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.