Elden Ring’s highly anticipated release finally has a set date of Feb. 25 after it was pushed back from its original Jan. 21 release date.
In Elden Ring, the player will travel through the Lands Between in search of all the Great Runes, restore the Elden Ring, and become the Elden Lord. Players have had to wait to go on that quest to become the Elden Lord, however, since the game was delayed for a month in October 2021.
Elden Ring was planned to release on Jan. 21, but its launch was officially pushed back to Feb. 25 last year. Creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki detailed in a recent interview with EDGE Magazine that the game was delayed to refine it some more.
“The level of freedom that we wanted to ultimately achieve in Elden Ring exceeded what we were initially planning for,” Miyazaki said. “This [complexity] gradually built up, and the time needed to debug and QA, in particular, took a lot more effort.”
With such anticipation for Elden Ring, fans are counting the minutes until the game releases so they can be among the first players to brave the Lands Between. Here’s exactly when Elden Ring releases.
What time does Elden Ring release?
Fans can finally get an exact idea of when Elden Ring will drop thanks to the official release schedule. Some players can try the game before Feb. 25, giving them a few extra hours to enjoy it. The title will also have different release times on console and PC, so keep an eye out for your platform of choice.
You can see when and what time Elden Ring will launch in your region in the image below.
Elden Ring will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. While Elden Ring won’t offer cross-platform play, the game will provide cross-generational play. So if you happen to own a PS5 while your friend owns a PS4, you can play with your friend. And after the upcoming game received an extra month of improvements, that shared experience may become a high priority in the coming days.
The issues that delayed Elden Ring seem to have been resolved. The game has released several trailers en route to its Feb. 25 release date and fans will finally be able to play the long-awaited title soon.
If you have not yet ordered your copy of Elden Ring, make sure to check out our guide on the bonuses you can receive depending on which edition you purchase.