Lord of the Rings: Gollum Developer Daedalic Entertainment has reaffirmed its promises for the game’s “Fall 2022” release period.
From the new FAQ posted to the game steam pageThe developer said, “The current game release target is the fall of 2022.” This is in line with the window revealed in the July 2021 trailer. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is no stranger to lag. , which was delayed from 2021 to 2022 in January last year, a new iteration of this window is a promising sign that things are going well.
In another part of the FAQ, Daedalic Entertainment confirms that “everything” of the game has been approved by “Middle-earth Enterprises (the holders of exclusive rights to the film, merchandising, stage, service and The Lord of the Rings and other rights holders)”. Hobbit book) to make sure the game is correct for Tolkien’s basic work.”
As for where the game enters the canon, the story “parallels with the early chapters of The Lord of the Rings in Moldor, when Gollum was captured by Sauron and interrogated by Gandalf.”
However, the game tries to carve its own space that sets it apart from other Lord of the Rings adaptations. For example, Gollum doesn’t look like Peter Jackson’s version of the character, and the FAQ states that the team “wanted to create their own interpretation of the world and its characters. So The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is unique. While staying true to its literary sources.”
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC when it releases later this year.
Analysis: What’s Next?
Postponed announcements seem to be very common these days. The most recent announcement was from Bethesda that Starfield and Redfall would be pushed to 2023. Then it’s good to see the release window reconfirmed. Especially very soon.
We’re not sure when we’ll know the exact release date. But we’re approaching a busy time with news and updates from the gaming industry with the Summer Game Fest, which is set to kick off in June, bringing an exciting stream from developers and publishers.
We don’t know if we’ll see further updates to The Lord of the Rings: Gollum over the course of a month, but the FAQ states that more news on gameplay is coming “soon” and promises that the page will be updated with: Updated with more information “for the next few weeks”, which is a good sign.
The team hasn’t been shy about playing the past year. We last got a new trailer at the Game Awards last December, and before that, the game made an appearance with some gameplay at the Future Game Show in March 2021.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum official Twitter account exposed The game was announced to the press and other invitees at Nacon’s Big Ben Week earlier this month, and it feels like an update is just around the corner, with promises that “more will be shared soon”.