Elden Ring has been delayed, and it will now release a month later than previously announced.
Today, From Software confirmed that their highly anticipated game will be released on February 25th, 2022 instead of January 21st as announced earlier this year. The game's depth and strategic freedom exceeded the initial expectations of the developer, thus requiring some additional development time.
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
Today, From Software and publisher Bandai Namco also confirmed that an Elden Ring closed network test will be held next month on consoles, with servers open during 5 different sessions from November 12th to November 15th. Users interested in taking part can register right now on Bandai Namco's official website.
ELDEN RING Closed Network Test is a pre-verification test for the completion of the commercial version of the game.
This is a test to improve the quality of the product, and playing the network test will be free.
We are looking forward to your cooperation to make ELDEN RING even better.
Playable time zone is same in the world. Servers are open in the following 5 sessions:
・Session 1: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., November 12th 2021 CET
・Session 2: 4 a.m - 7 a.m., November 13th 2021 CET
・Session 3: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., November 13th 2021 CET
・Session 4: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., November 14th 2021 CET
・Session 5: 4 a.m - 7 a.m., November 15th 2021 CET
Elden Ring launches on February 25th, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide.
Rise, Tarnished, and be guided by grace to brandish the power of the Elden Ring and become an Elden Lord in the Lands Between.
• A Vast World Full of Excitement
A vast world where open fields with a variety of situations and huge dungeons with complex and three-dimensional designs are seamlessly connected. As you explore, the joy of discovering unknown and overwhelming threats await you, leading to a high sense of accomplishment.
• Create your Own Character
In addition to customizing the appearance of your character, you can freely combine the weapons, armor, and magic that you equip. You can develop your character according to your play style, such as increasing your muscle strength to become a strong warrior, or mastering magic.
• An Epic Drama Born from a Myth
A multilayered story told in fragments. An epic drama in which the various thoughts of the characters intersect in the Lands Between.