The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed by "a Few Months" Across All Platforms

“In order to deliver the best possible experience.”
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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed from its original September 1 release date to a few months in the future, although the exact date was not given. Nacon

 

Following the gameplay reveal trailer earlier this month, publisher Nacon and developer Daedalic Entertainment have some bad news for eager fans awaiting the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. According to a new update post, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is pushed back from its original September 1 release to “a few months” in the future, with the actual release date yet to be announced. The announcement takes into account all of the previously stated release platforms – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam – besides the Nintendo Switch, as the latter was not part of the original September 1 release.

Here's a snippet of the message from Daedalic Entertainment regarding the delay of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum:

We are dedicated to meeting our community's expectations and uncovering the untold story of Gollum in a way that honors the vision of J. R. R. Tolkien. That being said, in order to deliver the best possible experience, we have decided to push the release of The Lord of The Rings: Gollum by a few months. We will update you with an exact timing in the near future.

There you have it. It seems that the delay is most likely caused by more polishing being done on the game, as the recent gameplay reveal trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum showed off almost all fundamentals of the title already in place. However, looking closely at the gameplay trailer reveals that the game needs further optimizations, as there are several minor issues like low-res textures.

It's unclear yet if this delay will make The Lord of the Rings: Gollum version for the Nintendo Switch release later with that of other consoles and on PC. The actual release date is also a point of speculation, as it’s also possible that it has moved from sometime later this 2022 to 2023. That said, here’s hoping that the extra time Daedalic Entertainment gains will help the game immensely.

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