From Software’s new game, and their first new IP since Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has officially been delayed. Elden Ring will not release until February 2022.
It’s easily one of the most anticipated games to release next year. All eyes were on Elden Ring, and its planned release on 21st of Jan, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Sadly, this was not to be, and it will now release on 25th February 2022, just over a month later than planned.
The officially reason came from the Elden Ring Twitter account. It said the delay was because “the depth and strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations. Thank you for your trust and patience”. You can see the tweet in question below,
The first offical delay to Elden Ring, and hopefully the last
But right next to the announced delay comes news of a closed network test, due to start on 12th to the 15th of November. Sadly this will be for console only. But we should at least start getting a taste of this hotly anticipated slice of From Software.
The demo will give players an opportunity to experience the opening hours of the game. To have a chance to be among the lucky few, you have to register your interest on the Elden Ring website before 1st November 2021.
For those not yet in the know (presumably you’ve been hibernating), Elden Ring is the product of a collaboration between Dark Souls masterminds From Software and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. Speculation is rife of how the “tarnished” protagonist and his illustrious world will differ from prior From games. But for the developer to claim complexity as a reason for pushing back the date can, in our opinion, only bode well.
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