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Elden Ring is delayed — So close, yet so far away

Elden Ring is delayed — So close yet so far away
(Image credit: FromSoftware)

Sorry, gamers. Elden Ring needs a little more time in the oven according to the devs, so the game has been delayed. The release date changed from Jan 21, 2022 to Feb 25, 2022, marking a delay of just over a month. 

According to the official Twitter account, "the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations."

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Elden Ring is now further away than it was yesterday, but you might be able to experience it sooner than you think. According to the tweet linked above, FromSoftware is holding a Closed Network Test in November, so some lucky fans might be able to get an early sneak peek.

While delays aren't a surprise in this day and age, we didn't expect Elden Ring to get delayed after it took so long to even get a release date. However, it's good to see developers not being afraid to take the time they need to finish a game.

FromSoftware officially announced its Network Test in a separate Tweet. Here is the list of sessions:

  • Session 1 - November 12th (Fri) from 3:00am to 6:00am PT
  • Session 2 - November 12th (Fri) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm PT
  • Session 3 - November 13th (Sat) from 11:00am to 2:00pm PT
  • Session 4 - November 14th (Sun) from 3:00pm to 6:00pm PT
  • Session 5 - November 14th (Sun) from 7:00pm to 10:00pm PT

Make sure you sign up before November 1, 2021. Obviously, your code won't be guaranteed, but the sooner you do it, the better.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.