Daedalic Entertainment has announced that they have delayed The Lord of the Rings: Gollum by “a few months”. Previously expected to hit a 1st September 2022 release date, no new launch window or date has been provided, but Daedalic promise a new announcement in the near future.
An important message. pic.twitter.com/s2UvhPfILF
— The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (@GollumGame) July 25, 2022
They Twitter delay text-image – a mode that is rapidly becoming the only way that game delays are communicated – states:
First of all, we would like to thank all of you for your patience and support so far. Over the last years, our team has been working hard to bring you a remarkable story in a breathtaking world, filled with magic and wonder.
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.
We are grateful for our passionate community and we cannot wait to share this unique adventure with you soon!
This is not the first time that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed. First announced in 2019, there was precious (heh!) little information at the time, but Daedalic eventually confirmed their intention to release the game in 2021. Eventually it became clear that wasn’t plausible and they were forced to push their release target back to 2022, eventually settling on 1st September. Obviously the game needs a little longer to be ready, and the one consolation for eager fans is that Daedalic are willing and able to take longer to try and make sure the game can meet their vision.
Further Reading: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Preview
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a fresh take on Gollum’s journey as it would have happened concurrently to the early chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s at this time that he sets out from the Misty Mountains, heading to the fringes of Mordor, through the Wood-elves realm of Mirkwood and beyond, all just for the chance to find his Precious once more. It’s a stealth action adventure, but one that is especially story-driven with players getting to choose which of the two conflicting personalities gets to shine through.
When Gollum does launch, it will be across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – a Switch release will come later down the line.