Elden Ring Release Date Revealed at E3

Elden Ring's release date remains a mystery, and fans have few clues to go on.
Elden Ring's release date remains a mystery, and fans have few clues to go on. / Courtesy of FromSoftware

Elden Ring's release date has finally been revealed as Jan. 21, 2022. FromSoftware dropped the date during the Geoff Keighley-hosted Summer Games Fest Kickoff event Thursday, June 10.

Elden Ring Release Date: What We Know So Far

Elden Ring is the next action RPG from the storied developers at FromSoftware, directed by Dark Souls mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki and written in collaboration with George R.R. Martin of "Game of Thrones"/"A Song of Ice and Fire" fame. Martin will reportedly build out the game's world and lore, leaving Miyazaki to construct the narrative from those pieces.

FromSoftware started development on the title in early 2017, after the release of Dark Souls 3 DLC The Ringed City. It appears likely that development gained steam after From shipped Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in March 2019. The game received its first trailer at E3 2019.

The game then went dormant for the next two years, leaving fans in the dark about development progress. Anxieties around whether or not the game would ever see the light of day were stoked by Martin's propensity for missed deadlines when it comes to his novels in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, but fans now have a release date to look forward to.