Today, via the game’s official Twitter feed, FromSoftware announced that Elden Ring has been delayed. It’s a small delay, with its previous January launch pushed back to February 25, 2022. It isn’t all bad news however, as sign ups for an upcoming closed network test have gone live as well.
Elden Ring Delayed, Network Test in November
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
The announcement contained a silly line of reasoning for the delay, stating “the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations.” Presumably Elden Ring just needs more time to bake for one reason or another.
Either way, it’s a relatively short delay and all the Dark Souls sickos out there will just have to be a little more patient. With respect to the closed network test, signups are live now on the Elden Ring website, with a deadline of November 1 for a chance to participate.
The network test itself will be running from November 12 – 14, broken up into multiple sessions. To sign up you simply need to fill out a brief survey on your past with FromSoftware titles, and provide an email address. Folks who are selected to play will receive a download code for the version they specified.