FromSoftware and Bandai Namco have announced a delay for the release date of Elden Ring from January 21, 2022, to February 25, but a closed network test will proceed in November.
Elden Ring social media explained that the delay had to occur “as the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations.” It then added, “Thank you for your trust & patience. We look forward to seeing you experience the game in the Closed Network Test in November.”
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
Closed network tests will be offered to give players the opportunity to experience some of the early hours of Elden Ring and test its online servers. These tests will take place from November 12 to 14, and players can register for them in North America, Europe, and Japan. The closed network tests will support cross-generation play as well.
Elden Ring was officially announced during E3 2019 and had its initial release date set during Summer Game Fest this year for January 21, 2022. But now players will have to wait just a little bit longer for this George R.R. Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki collaboration.
Elden Ring will release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Those who purchase the game on PlayStation 4 are eligible for a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version, and the Xbox version supports Smart Delivery between Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.