Shelve your cynicism: Elden Ring will release on 25th February for PlayStation 5 and PS4. The game had originally been scheduled to launch last year, but was pushed back into 2022 to allow a little more time for polish. Now the hotly anticipated action RPG is locked in, as developer FromSoftware has confirmed that the game has gone gold.
For those unfamiliar with industry lingo, going gold is an important milestone in game development, because it essentially means that a master version has been rendered and will now be printed on Blu-ray discs and submitted to platform holders like Sony for publishing on the PS Store. Historically, this meant development was over, but in this modern era teams typically continue work on a day one patch.
That’s exactly what’s happening with Elden Ring: “Please be assured, the title will be ready for sale on 25th February,” FromSoftware’s Yasuhiro Kitao said as part of a Taipei Game Show presentation, as reported by Gematsu. “The master version has already been submitted, and right now, the team is working on a day one patch to make sure everything in the game is just so.”
With Horizon Forbidden West also due out in a matter of weeks, it’s going to be a big February for PlayStation. Where’s your money being spent?