Bandai Namco has announced that the release date of Elden Ring has been delayed to February 25, 2022. Along with the delay announcement, Bandai Namco has also revealed that a closed network test for the game has been announced.
The game’s delay was announced on the official Elden Ring social media. While no specific reason has been announced, the team did mention that “the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations.”
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
While fans will have to wait a bit longer for Elden Ring to release, lucky players will get a chance to try the game out early in a Closed Network Test. The upcoming test will give players a chance to try out the opening hours of Elden Ring.
The Elden Ring Closed Network Test will be playable throughout the weekend of November 12-15 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. The network test will happen during the following time periods:
- November 12: 19:00 to 22:00 PHT
- November 13: 11:00 to 14:00 PHT
- November 14: 3:00 to 6:00 PHT
- November 14: 19:00 to 22:00 PHT
- November 15: 11:00 to 14:00 PHT
Elden Ring will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on February 25, 2022.
Want to know more about Elden Ring? Check out our full interview with Yasuhiro Kitao where he revealed lots of interesting info about FromSoftware’s upcoming game.