FromSoftware’s forthcoming game is a collaboration between the legendary game designer and Game of Thrones creator which was first announced at E3 2019. The latest announcement was made on the game’s official Twitter account on 18th October 2021.
Important message:— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) October 18, 2021
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
Closed Network Test announced
Elden Ring is currently in its final stages of development, for which the tweet alluded to as it also announced the Closed Network Test scheduled for next month. The test will be taking place from 12-15th November 2021 according to the beta sign-up page.
The beta test will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S during the following scheduled times:
- 12th November 2021 from 12 pm to 3 pm CET
- 13th November 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm CET
- 13th November 2021 from 8 pm to 11 pm CET
- 14th November 2021 from 12 pm to 3 pm CET
- 15th November 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm CET
No confirmation as if the beta will be made available for PC.
With the Closed Network Test commencing next month, we expect new information to be released closer to the beta test. To register for the Closed Network Test, players can sign up here before 1st November to book their place.
What we know so far about Elden Ring
Since the game’s announcement, we haven’t heard much about the game, other than footage seen during Xbox’s E3 presentation in 2019. Over the months, the developer has been providing fans with more in-game images and clips until the Summer Games Fest in June 2021.
One of the announcements made during the Summer Games Fest was its initial release date of 21st January 2022. Arriving on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, it was also confirmed to be supporting cross-generational play.
Nevertheless, as previously reported, players will be able to create and customise their characters instead of selecting from the default character. Additionally, we have seen detailed game level design, showcasing elaborate dungeons and ruins as well as striking open-world environments - a stark contrast to Dark Souls.
In terms of gameplay features, there isn’t much to go on or available other than what's been confirmed thus far. Gameplay features and details such as the game’s combat system, character progression, and more has yet to be announced.
We will update the article as soon as more information becomes available.
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Featured images courtesy of Bandai Namco.