Elden Ring could be further delayed, FromSoftware owner, Kadokawa Corporation, has suggested.
The upcoming action RPG from the developer of Dark Souls was announced at E3 2019, but other leaks aside, the title remains a bit of a mystery. Several ‘insiders’ have repeatedly claimed that publisher Bandai Namco will show off new official footage of the game, but so far we only got the official announcement trailer from two years ago.
So when will FromSoftware’s dark fantasy game come out? Well, according to most recent financial results report From Kadokawa Corporation, FromSoftware’s parent company, it doesn’t look like the title will be out anytime soon.
In Kadokawa’s earnings presentation to investors, the publisher is warning investors of additional delays due to uncertainties arising from the global pandemic.
“In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, the company will target operating profit of 14 billion yen,” the report reads. “Given the uncertainty of a possible further serious situation caused by COVID-19, the lower limits of 10 billion yen are predicted.”
“Delayed development of new works”, the presentation cites as one of the main reasons for setting lower limits given the impact of COVID-19 on the game business segment.
This suggests that Elden Ring will not be released until March 2022 noted by analyst Daniel Ahmad, it is also possible that Elden Ring was not included in Kadokawa’s prediction due to uncertainty about the timing of the release.
Honestly, with much of the game still shrouded in mystery, we didn’t expect Elden Ring to be released anyway anyway. Still, this can be a disappointing development for fans of the game.
In other Elden Ring related news – 6 seconds of off-cam footage of the game running in the engine has now surfaced online. Check it out below:
Created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin, Elden Ring is set in a whole new world. The game is coming to PC and consoles.
“Working with George RR Martin to create the ELDEN RING mythos has been a truly delightful experience and a source of great inspiration,” said Miyazaki at the game’s announcement. “The team is working hard to make the world of ELDEN RING a fascinating place for players to explore, full of danger and wonder from the furthest to the lowest depths. This is a FromSoftware title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. We sincerely hope you look forward to it. “
George RR Martin added, “Building the world of ELDEN RING with Miyazaki-san and his team was a blast! The graphics, mythos and action RPG gameplay make for an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for people to see what ELDEN RING has in store for them. “
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