Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been delayed until June 7

This wouldn't be the first time Mirror's Edge Catalyst was delayed, but much like then I consider any rescheduling due to EA/Dice wanting to ensure its quality as a very welcome thing, even if it means we have to wait a little bit longer.

Thankfully, the delay this time around isn't a couple of months, but only two weeks. The new release date for North America has been set for June 7th, with June 9th reserved for the rest of the world. As for the reason why, the Design Director Erik Odeldahl had this to say:

"Taking on Dashes designed by DICE, creating your own Time Trials, climbing the Leaderboards, and connecting with your Runner friends are some of the Social Play features we’re really excited about – and something we want to play flawlessly.

To support the Social Play features, we are using a brand new online technology. We also want to make sure we have the opportunity and time to address player feedback from the Closed Beta. That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game, with a new release date for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). We’re confident that these extra two weeks will make sure the game is as amazing as possible for you the players."

If you're at this point excited about the prospect of trying out Mirror's Edge Catalyst during the closed beta, I'm afraid I have some bad news: the sign-ups have been closed for a while now. Only those that have previously signed up for the Frontrunner service (a fancy name for a newsletter) are able to join, and the keys have already been allocated, and most likely sent out by the time you read this.

However, if you're among the lucky few that got access to the beta, make sure to get a solid amount of playtime in there because the closed beta will only last four days, with the end scheduled for April 26. Here's a developer video that briefly goes about all of the multiplayer/social features the beta will be focusing around: