In a blow to Tolkien fans everywhere, Lord of the Rings: Gollum has changed its release date to 2022. Publisher Nacon announced this move on their Twitter.
Originally meant for 2021, Lord of the Rings: Gollum has a strong emphasis on stealth and decision making. This is according to an interview that IGN had with the developers. The developing company is the German-based Daedalic Entertainment with their two previous titles being A Year of Rain and State of Mind. The Tolkien fan base aren’t the only ones hurting. Likewise, Harry Potter fans feel the same pain with Hogwarts: Legacy being postponed until 2022. Not to mention the delay of Halo: Infinite.
Now, I know it sucks to wait longer, but it’s good to see companies taking their time to release titles. We recently published an article on how companies can learn something from Cyberpunk 2077‘s rushed launch. So, if I have to choose between a buggy game or a delayed one, I’ll choose the latter. Hopefully when it releases, we will see that the wait was worth it.