Towards Fall of last year it was revealed that DICE's upcoming game, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, would require more time to release. The original release date of February 23, 2016 was simply too soon for the developers to be able to meet their 'ambitious visions,' so the game was delayed to May 24, 2016.
Once again, Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been delayed, this time due to 'Social Play' features that DICE would like to implement in the game. DICE's design director Erik Odeldahl took to the game's official site to detail the reason behind the delay:
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.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst is set to release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 7th in North America and June 9th in Europe.