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'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' to detail Faith's past, beta sign-up now open

By Shawn Knight
Feb 4, 2016
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  1. When Mirror's Edge dropped in late 2008, it was a refreshing entry in the traditional first-person action-adventure genre. The game took players on a wild ride, parkour-style, across the tops of skyscrapers with Faith, its young protagonist.

    The original Mirror's Edge laid out the basic story of a totalitarian government but really didn't dig much deeper. The next game in the franchise, a reboot called Mirror's Edge Catalyst, provides a bit more insight into what's really happening in the City of Glass and how Faith Connors got wrapped up in it.

    In addition to the story trailer, EA and developer DICE revealed there will be a closed beta for gamers on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC through Origin. They're now accepting sign-ups over on the Mirror's Edge website although acceptance isn't guaranteed. If I had to guess, it's probably first come, first serve meaning if you are interested, I would get about signing up sooner rather than later.

    Mirror's Edge Catalyst is scheduled to land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 24. As GameSpot recounts, the title was originally slated to launch on February 23 but producer Sara Jansson said it was pushed back to make the game as entertaining, impressive and memorable as possible.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,060

    Expect the PC version to be an utter abortion until EA can clean it up months later. Pre ordering is a very, very bad idea.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Let them pre-order, someone has to pay for fine tuning. lol I couldn't imagine how bad it would be if no one pre-ordered?
     
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  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,704   +1,887

    "Mirror's Edge Catalyst is scheduled to land on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 24. As GameSpot recounts, the title was originally slated to launch on February 23 but producer Sara Jansson said it was pushed back to make the game as entertaining, impressive and memorable as possible".

    Which in layman's terms translates to, "dudes, we''ll have about half the bugs out of it by the end of June". That should give someone time to write a keygen for it.

    ("layman's terms" translates to "gamer speak", in case anybody was wondering).
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,060

    If there was no such thing as a pre ordering scam, games would have to be released in proper working condition. Publishers and dev's wouldn't be able to afford to release half baked games. Who would buy them?
     
  7. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    I'll can this one in the not buying bin. I didn't like the first mirror's edge, and I suspect I won't like this one.
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    The first Mirror's Edge is one of my all time favorite games... but this being Origin only really hurts my heart. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it because of that.
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,559   +2,900

    Origin only? Ouch! Seems that is a way of business these days. Hook a Steam user with a game series and then try pulling them to Origin with Sequels.
     

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