Elden Ring delayed, but there’s a silver lining

Developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco have announced that they’ve delayed Elden Ring by a little over a month.

According to a tweet from the game’s official account, Elden Ring is now scheduled to launch on February 25th, 2022. The original release date was January 21st, 2022. The tweet attributes the delay to the feeling that the “depth and strategic freedom exceeded initial expectations.”

This news might disappoint you, but fear not. You still have a chance to play the game before February. In fact, you might get the opportunity to try it next month.

Alongside the delay announcement, From Software also opened registration for the game’s Closed Network Test. The test runs from November 12th to November 14th, and it’s only available on consoles. Sorry, PC players, but the risk of datamines ruining the fun for everyone is just too high.

You have until November 1st to sign up for the chance to play on your preferred platform (as long as it’s not PC). From Software also released a brief trailer showing a few precious seconds of new gameplay.

From Software really seems to be hammering on the idea that co-op in Elden Ring is core to the game’s experience. Earlier this month, the game’s Twitter account posted about “friendship among Tarnished.” Now, with the CNT announcement, we again saw a tweet about cooperative multiplayer. As for what else you can expect from Elden Ring, a behind-closed-doors demo showed off a lot of the game.

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