Elden Ring: Another gameplay accompanies another shift


Elden Ring will be released a month later than planned. The joint project by Dark Souls designer Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is more complex than expected due to its open game world, its developers say.

As a result, January 21, 2022 will now be February 25. However, a “closed network test” is to take place as early as November, through which further moving image material will surely get into circulation.

Interested parties can register for the closed network test for the game via the Bandai Namco homepage. This consists of a total of five sessions, each lasting three hours and going live between November 12th and 15th. The first hours of the game can be played, writes publisher Bandai Namco.

The times mentioned are identical for all players worldwide. There is one catch, however: You can test with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, the PC is left out. Within a console family, however, you can play together, full cross play is not offered.

Playing times for the network test by Elden Ring

  • Session 1 – November 12 (Fri) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Session 2 – November 13 (Sa) from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Session 3 – November 13 (Sat) from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Session 4 – November 14 (Sun) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Session 5 – November 15th (Mon) from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Gameplay seeps through

With the closed test, Elden Ring has to prove for the first time that it can meet the high expectations also in the ComputerBase community that the developers with the Dark Souls Series as well as the rare preliminary material. The interest in short video snippets and the first trailer of “Open-World Dark Souls” was correspondingly great. Curiosity is also served by another 30 seconds of video material that supposedly came from the Xbox One and was recorded with high image compression. They give some impressions of the game world, but gameplay or opponents cannot be seen.