Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Elden Ring postponed to February and announced console-only closed network test

Elden Ring has been postponed until February 25, 2022. However, the game will undergo a closed network test from November 12th to 14th. You can register and join now, but this is a consort test only.

The Elden Ring team announced on Twitter that the delay of just over a month from the original date of January 21 was due to “the depth of the game and strategic freedom exceeded initial expectations.” The team thanked the players for their patience.

However, with the announcement of the closed network test, there was some better news that was used to determine how well the online elements of the game would work when placed under full player-based stress. ..

Closed network testing is console-only, with the option to try the game on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X / S, and cross-play is supported within the console family. No mention is made of PC testing.

The closed network test will run from November 12th to 14th and players can choose to participate by registering at. Elden Ring website Before November 1st. Basically, if you want to play Elden Ring early, it’s a good idea to sign up now.

The website has made it clear that participation in the test is free, but other than saying that it is a “pre-validation test for the completion of a commercial version of the game”, what it entails. Does not provide details. “Tests to improve product quality.” To sign up, you need to create a BANDAI NAMCO account.

There are 5 sessions from November 12th to 14th (listed below in Pacific time).

Session 1: November 12th, 3 am-6am
Session 2: November 12th, 7pm to 10pm
Session 3: November 13th, 11 am-2pm
Session 4: November 14th, 3 am-6am
Session 5: November 15th, 7pm to 10pm

Last weekend, 30 seconds leaked, although it looked like Elden Ring’s direct feed gameplay. This is effectively the first public release of the game outside the trailer. IGN had previously seen a 15-minute game running in a closed room, summarized in the first preview.

The long-awaited game is an open-world version of FromSoftware’s beloved Souls game, inheriting the legacy of the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne, and Sekiro, starting with Demon’s Souls. With the help of building the world of George RR Martin, it’s a game that promises to have FromSoft’s largest map ever, a whole new gameplay mechanic, and even a mechanic that sounds like Pokemon. Previously, I had a detailed chat about the game with Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mastermind of Souls.

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