Kadokawa Corp., the parent company of game developer FromSoftware recently released its earnings forecast for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. It seems to indicate that the upcoming game Elden Ring will not launch this year or even a much later month . the next.
The parent company Forecast for FY2022 revealed that it expects low revenues from its gaming division. In fact, it could drop about 15 percent in net sales and 52 percent in profits. With the coronavirus threatening everyone, it has hit many divisions and so has game development.
According to analyst Daniel Ahmed, this is a big factor. It is possible that it will now launch after March 2022. There was also a previous report suggesting the game would be delayed due to the pandemic’s impact on the development itself. Many fans will be disappointed with this news, but nothing has been set yet as the developers have not yet made an official announcement to prove it.
On the other hand, a Reddit user suggested the new report was totally misleading. He revealed that the March 2022 launch is still a possibility. He also points out that sales of existing From Software titles in fiscal year 2021 were actually, abnormally, boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He still believes that March 2022 is the likely launch window for this game and many supported this claim.
Who do you trust? Ultimately, it is up to From Software to finally confirm this itself.
Elden Ring may be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year.
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