FromSoftware has announced that Elden Ring has been delayed and will now release on February 25, 2022. FromSoftware also announced that a closed network test will be taking place starting November 12.
Thankfully, this is only a short delay, seeing as the game was originally slated for January 21. Announced via Twitter, the team expressed that “the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations,” necessitating an extra month to get everything in order for release.
ELDEN RING will release on Feb 25, 2022, as the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations. Thank you for your trust & patience. We look forward to seeing you experience the game in the Closed Network Test in Nov.
The #ELDENRING Team
— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) October 18, 2021
Luckily, it’s not all bad news, as the announcement of the closed network test means that select players will be able to go hands-on with the upcoming RPG well before launch. Selected players will be able to play a portion of the game to help stress test the servers before the full release. The tests will be running between November 12-15 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. Those interested will need to register before November 1 HERE for their chance to be a part of the test.
Here are the scheduled closed network test times:
- November 12 at 9pm AEST to November 13 at 1am AEST)
- November 13 at 1pm AEST to November 13 at 4pm AEST)
- November 14 at 5am AEST to November 14 at 8am AEST)
- November 14 at 9pm AEST to November 15 at 1am AEST)
- November 15 at 2pm AEST to November 15 at 4pm AEST)
If you’re dying to get your eyes on anything Elden Ring, a short snippet of alleged gameplay leaked online recently that shows off player movement and some slick animations, so you might want to get around that.
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