EA has just announced a slight delay for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. The new release dates are June 7th for North America and June 9 for Europe. This is the second delay for the free-running first-person game, which was previously slated to come out in February but then moved to May 24.
If it was any publisher except EA (or Ubisoft), I’d say that’s fine, and it’s better to release a complete, polished game.
Unfortunately, this delay is to shoehorn “Social Play” features that nobody asked for into a game that’s, by and large, a single player experience. And I’d also bet it’s a thinly-veiled way to attach always-online DRM into the game at the last minute, too.
So. To EA: You’ve had years to get your shit together. Now, actually get your shit together.
To DICE: Hang in there, ladies and gentlemen. Do the best you can with your asshole overlords pushing you to add shit in the 11th hour.