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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Specs Revealed, Abilities Locked Behind XP Upgrades

Did you qualify for the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst [official site] closed beta that’s set to kick off in a couple of days? If you did then you’ll probably want to make sure your PC’s got what it takes to send Faith running and jumping and swinging and sliding all over The City of Glass at break-neck speeds. If you didn’t, you’ve got just over a month to get your house in order before the game releases on May 26. When it does, it seems certain skills will be locked behind XP upgrades.

Unlike the original Mirror’s Edge, where Faith had access to all of her abilities from the outset, Catalyst will lock certain abilities behind XP upgrades. Combat, gear and movement will have their own skill trees whereby damage boosts, gear upgrades and advanced parkour skills can be obtained, among other things.

As reported by Eurogamer, this appears to have upset certain prospective players, however I quite like the idea of a more RPG-oriented progression system to keep things fresh – particularly if I’m forced to choose certain abilities over others in order to keep moving. What do you guys think, though?

In any event, if you don’t get this next bit right, you won’t get far at all. Here’s the game’s system requirements as per EA:

MINIMUM:

– OS: Windows® 7 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
– CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
– RAM: 6 GB
– HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
– VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 270x or better

RECOMMENDED:

– OS: Windows® 10 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
– CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
– RAM: 16 GB
– HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
– VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 280x 3GB or better

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is due for release on May 26, 2016.

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