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.
Can't wait for Elden Ring. Been waiting ever since it was announced. Bummer that it got delayed, but its only for the best and gives us more time to play the other great games :)
i don't mind delays from Fromsoftware. they've yet to disappoint me
Agreed. The worst FromSoft game is generally head and shoulders above everything else.
Especially delays that aren’t eight months lol a one month delays are a non-issue in my books
@fitofficial "Agreed. The worst FromSoft game is generally head and shoulders above everything else." After Demon's Souls they became top tier...but they released alot of meh and junk games before that though. Let's not rewrite their past here.
Damn! First quarter of next year is gonna be crazy packed with new releases! Hopefully there will be more available PS5 by then so that sales numbers for these games will be good all around.
That date is bad for Horizon Forbidden West which releases a week before. Destiny 2 the Witch Queen on the same day the 22nd. Sifu is the 22nd! And Saints Row is the 25th. Now that's a crowded February! Say what you want but if customers on average can only buy one game per month all those titles together lessons the chance that they will buy a publisher's specific game. I wonder if we will see any of the other publishers move their games.
Why would it be bad for Horizon? Horizon comes out a week before. And Horizon has sold 10 million which only one souls game has achieved(DS3). And Sekiro (their last game) only sold 5mil. So Horizon is more popular with the masses and i doubt this will afect their sales that much if at all. Maybe if Elden Ring came out the week before it would be a problem for them. First game out always wins if some one was going to buy both anyways.
Definitely not bad for Horizon, I'll be for sure getting both games but the first Horizon sold loads of copies.
Yeah Venom, I say this as a huge fan of From Software, but Horizon is far more mainstream so I don't think Elden Ring will cannibalise too many sales. It will take some, but not too many I don't think. I'll buy both, but dunno how I'll choose which to play 1st, busting to play both!!
@LoveSpuds. I think you say it well, Elden Ring is less mainstream but it will still take some sales. But then, Sony is releasing Gran Turismo 7 on the 4th March which is just two weeks after HFW on 18th Feb. So maybe Sony doesn't think that other games, including its own, will cannibalise sales. I'm not an exec, but I would try and keep my big games at least a month apart.
Sifu isn't a full priced game and it has a PS+ discount if you go for the deluxe. Most people should be able to pickup atleast 2 games in Feb off the bat.
If they need time Iam ok with that Iam sure the game will be amazing
The hype for this game will be its downfall…
I never felt any kind of hype for that game.
Can't wait. This is going to be a crazy, difficult journey filled with all sorts of weird and deadly stuff trying to kill you; like pot people.
February 2022 will go down as the biggest month for game releases ever. I think this makes like 5-6 pre-ordered games in Feb alone for me
Which makes me think this was a really bad move on their part.
Delays are not bad. I would rather them ship a quality product in a busy release window then release a bug filled mess in a non-busy window. From Software has a reputation of shipping quality software. I am glad they are not compromising that.
Dying Light 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Sifu, and Elden Ring 🤔 and then GT7 in early March
Elden ring will fail. To many AAA games in fev. No hype no really gameplay shown plus it doesn’t look really for a fev release
@Snakeeater25 Is that sarcasm? Q1 is a popular release window and one many a souls games has released in before. Souls has a huge fan base, and ER is coming fresh off the coattails of a GOTY award for Sekiro. If people have to choose one game to buy in February and they opt for HFW or Dying Light 2 they'll probably just buy it in March, or April etc. Unless it's a Cyberpunk-level mess of course. I'm sure they probably think about these things at Namcobandai though.
Maybe some of these games will get delayed even further... but in any case, sure 2022 is starting to look like an annus mirabilis for games
"the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations." I'm guessing this means there's game breaking bugs?
Take all the time you need.
Silly comment. If they did so we wouldn't see likes of it for a long time. Devs are never happy with the end product. That is why they are given deadlines.
Sure let's continue to force rushed games to market while putting tremendous stress on those making these games. Several notable releases have shown that this is NEVER the way to go about game development, especially these days. Developers need the time to make things right and deliver a solid product. Can they ever be perfect, no, but a one month delay or a little more if necessary, seem completely within reason to me. Deadlines are a thing but it is often that things beyond any one persons control can derail an ideal timeline. Frankly, will all the delays these days, just "take the time you need" and let us know when you are sure you can deliver it.
Another Feb 2022 release? Are these publishers blind or deaf or just simply crazy? That month is already packed full of AAA releases!
Lol in the same week as forbidden west
You saw that too, huh lol.
It's going to be a tough choice which to buy first
It's just one month right ?
Im not shocked by the delay, because I always thought the old release date was a little to early. Besides I have never played a bad game developed by FromSoftware Inc.
I’d rather a game delayed than be forced to pay for broken needs to be patched games
I thought that's when it was supposed to come out anyway. No harm no foul for me. I'd much rather get a better product and wait a little longer.
I'd wait a few more months if it needed it. I was hyped for cyberpunk but held off and still haven't bought it. That's the effect a bad launch does.
Not surprised by this. Release when ready. I am good for now though. I am replaying aboyher playthrough of Skyrim with a full load of new mods, 224 mods to be correct, playing through Outer Worlds, then next will be Elden Rings, after that will be StarField. Oooh a lot of WRPGs are coming down the pipe.
We will see how many of these games releases on february. It feels that everybody picks that month just so they can delay more saying that it's too packed.
they waiting on GRRM to finish the story LOL
February 2022: - Dying Light 2 - 04/02 - Horizon Forbiden West - PS5 - 18/02 - Sifu - PS5 - 22/02 - Elden Ring - 25/02 - Saints Row - 25/02 February will be a better month than the entire year of 2021...
Perhaps for PS 😂
On the 3rd of feb 2022 they will delay the game for 3 month. The covid is alwais the excuse. Never bad dev or planification.
I’m waiting until I have a PS5 to get this. I doubt I’ll be able to get one between now and the game’s launch - so the delay does not impact me.
My number one most wanted! Demons souls dark souls bloodborne and sekiro! Awaiting the next masterpiece from fromsoftware!
After seeing the leaked footage it's not too surprising to hear this news but I'm sure From will iron things out by release as they have lots of people to satisfy.
I’m just waiting to see which games get delayed out of February. If the network test goes badly it could lead to another delay. HFW, the Evil Dead game, Sifu, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Elden Ring plus Saints Row on the SAME DAY! Not to mention GT7 a week after Feb 25th on March 4th. I can definitely see at least one of these games getting delayed. But I think the Sony exclusives will release on time. And that’s all I’m worried about!
Another Dark Souls clone, very limited on creativity.
more games for february
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