Developer Daedalic Entertainment is postponing Lord of the Rings Gollum from its initial 2021 release window to an obscure 2022 due date. They also revealed that the gaming studio is collaborating with Nacon, which will become a co-publisher of the project. Daedalic Entertainment first revealed Gollum back in 2019, while a teaser trailer posted last summer announced plans for a launch on the PC via Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. Shortly thereafter, news of a Nintendo Switch port went live.
The Middle-earth setting of the game is no stranger to video games. As a matter of fact, Lord of the Rings fans have spent a lot of time in the fictional landscape for the past few years, thanks to Monolith’s Shadow of War and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor games.
Gollum won’t be offering an identical action-focused experience, though. Rather, players will utilize Gollum’s agile nature to sneak around enemies and silently traverse environments. Very little of the game has been witnessed in action, so there are still several gameplay-related information about Gollum that remain in question.
However, players must wait for another year for more detailed information to surface, as Daedalic Entertainment has revealed that Lord of the Rings Gollum will no longer release this 2021. Now the game is set to launch on an undefined date next year, the developer revealed.
In unveiling the news, the development team additionally mentioned that they are collaborating with Nacon, previously known as Bigben Interactive, to co-publish the game. Supposedly, such collaboration should guarantee that the game “will meet the expectations of fans of The Lord of the Rings and fully leverage the power of the new generation of consoles.”
As always the case, the delay of upcoming games is ultimately good news. Hopefully, all those extra time will allow the developers to further smoothen the experience. Delays, in general, are becoming more frequent this year because of the lingering effects of the global pandemic on the gaming industry.
A few weeks ago, WB Games also postponed Hogwarts Legacy to next year then Ubisoft delayed the release of Riders Republic the very next day. Regardless, there are possibly a few more title delays on the horizon.
This year will still be full of amazing games, however. For instance, Resident Evil 8 will arrive in stores this May and Arkane’s Deathloop is set to release around the same time as well.