The Lord of the Rings: Golem the developer, Daedalic Entertainment, has reaffirmed its commitment to the fall 2022 game launch window.
In a new FAQ published in the game Steam pageThe developer states, “Our current goal to launch the game is the fall of 2022,” which corresponds to the window that was unveiled in a trailer in July 2021. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a game that is not unfamiliar with delays , being shifted from 2021 to 2022 in January last year, but this new repetition of the window is a promising sign that things are on the way.
Elsewhere in the FAQ, Daedalic Entertainment confirms that “all elements” of the game have been approved by Middle-earth Enterprises (holders of exclusive rights to films, merchandising, stage, services and other rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Lord of the Rings ”). Hobbit books) to ensure that the game is accurate to Tolkien’s main work.
As for the place of play in the canon, its history is “parallel to the early chapters of The Lord of the Rings from Gollum’s time in Mordor, his capture by Sauron, and his interrogation by Gandalf.”
However, the game tries to carve out its own space, different from other adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. Golem, for example, will not look like Peter Jackson’s version of the character, and frequently asked questions explain that the team “wanted to create our own unique interpretation of the world and its characters.” As such, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is original while faithful to the literary source. “
When The Lord of the Rings: Gollum finally launches later this year, it will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
Analysis: What’s next?
Delay messages seem to be quite common at the moment, the most recent being Bethesda’s announcement that Starfield and Redfall will be pushed out in 2023. Then it’s good to see the launch window confirmed again, especially the one that is really quite soon.
As for when we will know the exact release date, we can not be sure. However, we are approaching a busy period for news and updates in the gaming industry with Summer Game Fest, which should begin in June, bringing with it a whole range of exciting streams of developers and publishers.
We don’t know if we’ll see a further update of Lord of the Rings: Gollum this month, but frequently asked questions indicate that more news about the game is coming “soon” and promises that the page will be updated with more information “in the coming weeks”. which portends good.
The team has not been ashamed of the game in the last year – we last received a new trailer during last year’s Games Awards in December, and before that the game appeared with a bit of gameplay during the Future Game Show in March 2021.
The Lord of the Rings’ official account: Gollum on Twitter too revealed that the game was unveiled to the press and others invited to Nacon’s Big Ben week earlier this month, with the promise that “more details will be shared soon”, so it really feels like the update may be just around the corner.