Game Preview: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta
Catalyst has the potential to be the game we were hoping the original game would be.
Platforms: Xbox One (previewed), PS4, PC
Release Date: June 7th 2016
The original Mirror’s Edge was not exactly a sales record setter when it came out (2.5 million units sold), but it was generally well regarded by critics and fans alike. Unlike most games whose hype fades as quickly as its built up, Mirror’s Edge managed to stick around. So much so that EA and DICE have decided to bring the franchise back with Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.
Catalyst is a prequel to the events of the original game and is set in a fully exploreable open world. In many ways, DICE has designed Catalyst in a way that fans were envisioning when the original game came out. There is a considerable amount of emphasis on storytelling this time around as every cut scene takes place in-engine, as opposed to the Adobe Flash-like animations from the original games.
Before we dive into the nitty gritty details, it’s worth mentioning that as a whole, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is shaping up to be a much improved game from the first one, but it’s not without its issues. With that said, let’s take a look at the Closed Beta for Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.