Elden Ring has been delayed. The game was originally meant to release on 21 January 2022 but will now debut a month later on 25 February.
According to Bandai Namco, the extra month of development time is needed in order to achieve the quality of gameplay From Software has set for themselves.
The delay was announced on Twitter by the official Elden Ring account.
Important message: 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
Following the delay announcement, Bandai Namco also revealed a Closed Network Test for the game taking place in November. Users can sign up for the test today and stand a chance of being part of the exclusive beta.
Very few details have been revealed about the Elden Ring network test at this time. However, Bandai Namco claims the test will let players experience the online co-op features in Elden Ring before the game releases. The Closed Network Test takes place over four days and lasts for three hours each day. If you are signing up for the test, make sure you are able to play the game during the listed times. You can sign up here.
- 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
Bandai Namco did release a short trailer for the Elden Ring Closed Network Test test that teases things to come. Check it out down below. The game is now expected to launch on 25 February 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox, Xbox Series X/S and PC.