Today, Bandai Namco has announced that the long-awaited Elden Ring has been delayed by a month.
In a tweet put out this afternoon on the official Elden Ring account, it states “Elden Ring will release on Feb 25th, 20220, as the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations”.
That extra time will allow the team to make final adjustments and ensure the game is as good as can be when it finally does release to the public.
It’s not a huge delay; the game was originally scheduled to land in January, and so I’m sure we can all agree an extra month is a fair amount of time to wait. But that means that at the end of February, there are now three huge games in the space of a week: Horizon Forbidden West on the 18th, Saints Row on the 22nd and Elden Ring on the 25th.
Needless to say, February is going to be a busy and expensive month.
The original tweet is below:
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
Alongside news of the delay, Bandai Namco also announced a Closed Network Test is incoming next month. You’ll need to register to take part, but it’ll be the first time players have had a chance to go hands-on with the game. Find out more, and learn how to register, by clicking here.