Elden Ring delays seem unlikely as game development begins to stall

Those waiting for Elden Ring will be happy to know that the highly anticipated game is nearing completion and could even reach its launch date on January 21, 2022 without a single delay.

Delays in the video game industry are obviously a dime, and looking back over the last few years, especially the one we just had, it’s hard to think of a great game that hasn’t. not been pushed back even slightly due to unforeseen circumstances.

But in an interview with Japanese games site Famitsu, From Softwares Yasuhiro Kitao (who is responsible for promotion, marketing and production) said the game was “at the end of development.” There aren’t really any clearer statements that work on the game that should be completed soon.

It should be noted that this is not an announcement that the game has “gone gold,” meaning we could still see it pushed back, although that seems unlikely. Gold is a term used to mean that the main work on a title has been completed and the gold colored master copy has been sent for serial production, but in today’s online gaming world, the work is often continues as developers tinker with the first day. fixes to fix the most urgent bugs.

Taking an optimistic view of the breaking news, it looks like it won’t be long before we get our hands on a copy of Elden Ring and can finally find out if the From Software / George RR Martin collaboration is what We hoped. .

Analysis: Are delays really a problem?

Obviously, were we ecstatic to hear that Elden Ring appears to be on track to meet its January 21 goal, but would it be the end of the world if it were to be delayed?

When delays are brought up, you will undoubtedly see people pull out the famous quote from Shigeru Miyamoto, “A delayed game is finally good, a bad game is bad forever.” And for the most part, his comments ring true as long as the game is delayed enough.

Some good examples include The Last of Us Part 2, a game that has been hit with a delay thanks (in part) to the implementation of pandemic Covid-19 restrictions. Upon release, however, it was widely praised and touted as one of the best PS4 games out there.

Cyberpunk 2077 was significantly delayed and still didn’t receive much love when it was finally released, so a delay doesn’t necessarily save a game’s fortunes although you can argue it just needed to. more baking time and fixes that have helped resolve many of the gaming issues prove that it is.

If Elden Ring was in equally bad shape and some delay seemed necessary, that’s fine. Wed would rather play something finished a year later than a title strewn with bugs that can end your adventure unsatisfactorily.

Hopefully Elden Ring is doing well and the developer comments indicate that it’s better to let January 2022 go without an exit than to be disappointed with a messy game.

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