Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Revealed, But Is Definitely “Not A Sequel”
EA has confirmed that next year’s Mirror’s Edge game will be called Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – and it definitely isn’t a sequel.
Over on the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst homepage, EA states that it has “spent a lot of time re-evaluating every aspect” of the free-running title to deliver a game that “honors the first game” while bringing “a lot of great, new interesting gameplay”. Basically, this won’t be a straightforward sequel and, in fact, EA is eager for you to understand “this is not a sequel, this is not Mirror’s Edge 2.”
“Two years ago we revealed that we were making a new Mirror’s Edge,” senior producer Sara Jansson explained, “Last year, we gave you a behind the scenes look into some of the early progress we had made. And though we haven’t said much else in all that time, we have been listening. Thank you for your incredible passion and your patience. I’m excited to tell you that it’s paid off — by this time next week, you will have finally seen more of the game at E3.
“Mirror’s Edge has always had a special place in the hearts of all of us at DICE. The first game had a lot of promise. It was unlike anything else in terms of the gameplay and style — it had a unique soul. But as much as we loved that game, we knew it could be more. So that’s what we have set out to do as we introduce Mirror’s Edge to a new generation.
“The team has spent a lot of time re-evaluating every aspect of the game and making it a new experience. This is not a sequel, this is not Mirror’s Edge 2. We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players.
“So on behalf on the entire team here at DICE, we can’t wait to show you what we have been pouring our heart and soul into. We can’t wait to introduce you to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.”
The first gameplay footage of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is expect to be shown during EA’s E3 2015 press conference next Tuesday, while the game is expected to launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2016.