What you need to know
- FromSofware and Bandai Namco's Elden Ring was originally slated to launch in January 2022.
- Elden Ring is delayed to February 25, 2022, allowing the developers to further polish the overall experience.
- An upcoming closed network test in November was announced alongside news of the delay.
Developer FromSoftware announced on Monday that its upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring is being delayed to February 25, 2022. Additionally, the developers are holding a closed network test in November. Elden Ring was originally slated to arrive on January 21, 2022, meaning this delay is just a little over a month.
Recently, gameplay footage from what is reported to be the Xbox One version of the game leaked, showing a character jumping and some of the background environments. Elden Ring builds on the foundation of past FromSoftware games, which very Dark Souls-like combat structure, as well as stealth elements from the company's most recent game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
There's also new elements like horseback traversal and combat, dynamic weather, as well as special Legacy Dungeons that restrict players from using the fast-travel system. The game is open world, meaning while there's an optimal route, players are free to explore wherever they want first.
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