The launch of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is just around the corner with May 24th a little over 5 weeks away. Today DICE have released details about the upcoming closed beta and when you can expect to receive notification that you have made it in.
The closed beta will begin on April 22nd and run through till April 26th with the first wave of codes being sent out on the 22nd to Frontrunners, then others who applied and were accepted but are not frontrunners will receive their codes on the 23rd.
The closed beta will give you access to several main and side missions, the new Social Play feature and other optional content. The video below explains what the Social Play feature is and what you can hope to get out of it.
For more details check out the official press release from Erik Odeldahl, Design Director of Mirror’s Edge:
It’s an exhilarating feeling, being this close to the launch of Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst. The team here at DICE has made a true leap of faith, and with the upcoming Closed Beta* we intend to make the landing as smooth as possible.
Today, we want to share more details on what will be the closest look at Mirror’s Edge Catalyst so far. The Closed Beta for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will begin on April 22nd. It will last for five days, ending on April 26th.
If you have been selected for the Closed Beta and you are a Frontrunner, you will receive an email with your code on April 22nd. Others who made it into the Closed Beta will receive their code on April 23rd.
Closed Beta participants will be able to try out several of the main missions in Faith’s story, Side Missions, other optional content, and the Social Play features Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has to offer.
As with any beta, the experience will not be the same as the final product. The Closed Beta is a chance for us to gather your valuable feedback and test the Social Play and online systems before launch. We know that as community members, you will have invaluable feedback on the game and we look forward to your comments and reaction when the Closed Beta starts.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is not only about the story of Faith and her fight against oppression. We’ve also designed the city of Glass as an opportunity for you to connect with friends and compare skills with other Runners. Detailed in the developer diary video above, these Social Play features are there to make your time in Glass even more entertaining and memorable.
Those of you who won’t be part of the Closed Beta: stay close to the game by tuning into the Beta Page for gameplay videos from the community.
Thank you, and see you in Glass!
Erik Odeldahl, Design Director