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Elden Ring delayed, Closed Network Test announced

Fans of the fantasy RPG will have to wait a while longer.
Elden Ring delayed, Closed Network Test announced
Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin’s fantasy RPG, Elden Ring has been delayed. The new release date for Elden Ring is now 25th February 2022.

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. 

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. 

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The world of the Great Runes awaits players in the Closed Network Test next month. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

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.

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Elden Ring will support cross-generation play for consoles. (Picture: Bandai Namco)

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.