• A tipster shared some details about the release of "Elden Game"
  • They also explained why the game's release has been delayed
  • "Elden Ring" is expected to make an appearance at The Game Awards

With 2020 coming to an end, a lot of "Elden Ring" fans are worried that the absence of official updates or announcements about the game's release date could mean that the game has already been canceled. But that's not what a reliable industry insider is saying in his fresh set of information.

It appears that the game is never really meant to launch this year. Instead, it is scheduled to release within the first quarter of 2021. In a comment made by video game insider taepo on ResetEra, they mentioned that FromSoftware aimed to launch the game within the same timeframe as their previous release, "Sekiro: Die Twice," which is coming out in March 2021. The insider also shared the reason for the game's delay.

The tipster claimed that the two to three months delay of "Elden Ring" is expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to them, the developers encountered some challenges when they opted to work from home. In the same thread, taepo mentioned with certainty that the much-awaited title from FromSoftware is "absolutely" dropping in 2021.

Leaked Image Reveals 'Elden Ring' Release Date, Appearance On TGA 2019
Leaked Image Reveals 'Elden Ring' Release Date, Appearance On TGA 2019 Instacodez

Meanwhile, a number of fans seemingly got excited after Bandai Namco Entertainment U.K. Executive Lee Kirkton tweeted, "Big day!" The executive is talking about the next event in the gaming industry, The Game Awards (TGA), which is happening on Dec. 10. Several Twitter users began speculating that Lee's tweet was teasing about "Elden Ring."

Later, the executive claimed that he was referring to the release date for "Cyberpunk 2077." However, it appears that the explanation did not satiate fans. VGC writer Andy Robinson responded to Kirkton's tweet with an "oh yeah?" and to which the executive answered, "yeah, we get to play Cyberpunk 2077," along with a smiley emoticon.

FromSoftware released the announcement trailer of "Elden Ring" at the E3 2019. The gaming studio has been mum about the game since then. While fans are hopeful that the game penned by "The Game of Thrones" writer Geroge R.R. Martin could arrive in 2021 based on the recent information, they should temper their expectations because it's unofficial and does not guarantee anything.

"Elden Ring" is in development. It was earlier announced to release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is rumored to make an appearance at TGA happening in a few days.