Elden Ring, director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s much-anticipated sequel to the Souls series, has been postponed until February 25, 2022. It was written in collaboration with George R.R. Martin. The game’s official Twitter account made the announcement.
From November 12 to 14, a closed network test will be conducted in five three-hour sessions. By November 1st, interested players can register on Bandai Namco’s website. Before the game is released to the general public, selected players will be able to play a portion of it in the Closed Network test.
With FromSoftware’s unquestionably sincere apologies and Elden Ring’s succinct explanation that they want to finish the game they set out to make, fans should be excited rather than disappointed by the delay. Especially since Bandai Namco is simultaneously giving away a sneak peek. And, given how things went the last time, George R.R. Martin-related property was rushed by its creators despite being given ample time by its publisher to complete it properly, no one is overreacting in an entitled toxic way. Right?
To be honest, the majority of the responses I’ve seen on the internet have been fair and patient, with some people joking about how annoyed they are by the delay, but thankfully with few outbursts of internet rage. This indicates that either the gaming online community is thriving, or the Twitter algorithm has decided to shield me from the worst aspects of humanity in Elden Ring’s responses. Support came from the Dying Light Game official account, developer Cacklefish, and Twitch streamers Lobos Jr and RT Game Daniel. Among the melodramatic comedic responses, there was also this.
We’re still unsure exactly what Elden Ring is, but we’re excited to learn more about it in November and finally get our hands on it next year.