The Fire Ring could face more delays, warns FromSoftware parent company Kadokawa Corp in its latest earnings report.
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Kadokawa Corp’s latest FY2021 earnings give some clues as to what is on the horizon. Kadokawa owns the Japanese game developer FromSoftware, the team behind Dark Souls, Sekiro and the highly anticipated Elden Ring. In a presentation to investors, the group indicates that Elden Ring may not release before March 2022 as part of its FY2022 period. However, this is not a big surprise given the silence surrounding the title.
Elsewhere in the presentation, Kadokawa also says that gaming projects under development may be delayed due to COVID-19 uncertainty. Working conditions from home have interrupted the development of almost all games under development worldwide, and the same goes for Japan’s game studios.
Kadokawa Corp currently has three gaming divisions: Kadokawa Games Ltd., FromSoftware and Spike Chunsoft.
There is a specific slide for Elden Ring on page 19 that underscores Kadokawa’s commitment to new IP games. Sliden tells George RR Martin’s contribution and confirms that Elden Ring is the greatest game FromSoftware has ever made.
FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco have been silent about the Fire Ring for a while now, but that may change in June with E3 2021. Bandai Namco will be at the event and it is possible that we will get a new sizzle wheel .. but we can all be beautiful fire when the game is released.