It was revealed earlier today that DICE’s upcoming and anticipated parkour game will be named Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, according to the developers at the studio. It was also said that Catalyst will be a reboot to the franchise rather than a sequel.
“The first game had a lot of promise,” Jansson said. “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.”
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be present at E3 next week. It’ll be the first event we get to see anything about the game since its announcement in 2013.
No specific release date was announced, but it’s coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.