The confirmation follows a tease posted on Twitter yesterday which hinted at the games name. Today saw the launch of the games official site.
In a post on the official site, Catalysts’ senior producer Sara Jansson said: “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.”
Despite this announcement, EA has warned that this is not an out and out sequel to the original game.
“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.”
More information, including new footage of the game, has been promised during EA’s E3 conference on the 15th June.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is currently set for release in early 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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