The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, presently in improvement by German studio Daedalic Leisure, has had its launch date pushed again a 12 months to 2022.
The delay was shared alongside the announcement that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will probably be printed by Nacon. It’s deliberate for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Collection X/S, Xbox One, Swap, and PC.
Because the title suggests, the upcoming recreation places gamers within the stained loincloth of Lord of the Rings antagonist Gollum, a once-Hobbit creature warped each bodily and mentally by his devotion to The One Ring. Daedalic describes Gollum as a “story-driven motion journey” recreation with stealth parts.
“We’re concentrating on the character of Gollum, and we’re telling his story earlier than we study what occurs to him within the books,” Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann advised PC Gamer in 2019. “We’re in search of methods to inform tales that haven’t been proven within the motion pictures. We’ll inform the story of a personality we’re acquainted with, however not repeating what you already know.”
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum joins a rising variety of high-profile video games which have had their 2021 launch dates prolonged. Kerbal House Program 2 was pushed again to 2022 final November after lacking its unique fall 2020 launch window. Extra not too long ago, Hogwarts Legacy and Riders Republic additionally acquired substantial delays.
No particular causes have been supplied for any of those setbacks, however after the hell 12 months that was 2020, it’s comprehensible that recreation improvement is likely to be in a precarious place industry-wide.