The upcoming Mirror's Edge 2 has has its name changed to Mirror's Edge Catalyst, as EA officially announced the title.
The Mirror's Edge website has been update with new information from the game's senior producer Sara Jansson. According to her post, DICE is not considering the game to be a sequel, but instead a new take on the game's mechanics.
"Mirror’s Edge has always had a special place in the hearts of all of us at DICE. The first game had a lot of promise. It was unlike anything else in terms of the gameplay and style — it had a unique soul. But as much as we loved that game, we knew it could be more. So that’s what we have set out to do as we introduce Mirror’s Edge to a new generation.
"The team has spent a lot of time re-evaluating every aspect of the game and making it a new experience. This is not a sequel, this is not Mirror's Edge 2. We have landed on a vision that honors the first game — pushing the boundaries of first person movement and diving deeper into the story behind our heroine Faith — but also brings a lot of great new, interesting gameplay and features to the experience for our players."
Catalyst is scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2016. The game is due for PS4, Xbox One and PC, even though an official list of platforms has not yet been announced.
More details will be released during EA's E3 press conference, which will take place on Monday, June 15.