Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is now the official name of the Mirror’s Edge reboot, as confirmed by EA today in a new press release.
Sara Jansson, senior producer on Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst revealed the news on a blog post on the game’s official website. You can read what she had to say just below:
Two years ago we revealed that we were making a new Mirror’s Edge™. 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.
As Sara notes in the post, the latest entry in the Mirror’s Edge franchise is not Mirror’s Edge 2, but more so a reboot of the franchise. With all the tech that’s available now, it’s going to be very interesting to see how the freerunning mechanics have evolved since the original game’s release. I’m also interested to see if they’re bringing the game to the VR platforms.
We’ll be checking the game out at E3 2015 so be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest on Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.