Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Progression System And More Discussed By DICE
Fans had to wait eight years to finally get a sequel to the cult classic Mirror’s Edge, and the wait is almost over as Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is couple of weeks away from its release.
However, this time around Catalyst is not just story telling or challenge maps, as the developer DICE is aiming to introduce free roaming to the game.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Lead Producer, Amo Mostofi, shared his views in an interview. Mostofi explained how the game is the combination of fresh ideas and how the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst progression system works.
We looked at the free roaming aspects of the game. There are a lot of side quests that we wanted to bring in there.
Mostofi further added that the team at DICE wants to make the movements look and feel realistic and also want to make sure that players have a lot of activities besides the main story to keep them busy.
We do have lots of speed side quests, and there are a lot of delivery missions. You can also unlock certain benefits in the game. You can hack a billboard that shows your signature, instead of the usual corporate messaging.
The inclusion of side quests and delivery missions is something new to the game, and it will be interesting to see if these side quests keep you engaged or take you out of the experience.
Furthermore Mostofi also emphasized that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst progression system will not be repetitive, and while doing side missions the players will realize that the progression system is essential to gameplay.
The progression systems are there to educate new players into the movement and combat system. We wanted to utilize that system to introduce new players to the world. I think for a veteran they’ll see the value in what they’re unlocking and when they are taking part in the side and main missions, they’ll see why they are doing that.
He further said that time trials were an essential part of the first game, and will be brought back in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst releases on June 7 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, the game will also be coming to Origin Access before launch.