Over the weekend, fans of Elden Ring were treated with a scare. The Dark Souls games, developed by FromSoftware (the same developer as Elden Ring), were forced offline due to an exploit defined as a Remote Code Execution (RCE). This exploit can be used by a hacker to run any kind of code on another player’s PC. This is troubling for Elden Ring fans, as the game has been leaked to have the same exploit in its code.
Elden Ring has a current release date of Feb. 25 for PC and consoles. However, with FromSoftware dealing with this exploit, it was questioned whether the release date was subject to change.
Elden Ring’s release date on track
Luckily for fans, the game has recently “gone gold,” meaning it’s ready to be shipped and played on disc versions. During the Taipei Game Show, FromSoftware developer Yasuhiro Kitao stated that the game will experience no further delays and is on track for its release date. This came shortly after the RCE exploit took the Dark Souls games offline on PC.
“Please be assured, the title will be ready for sale on Feb. 25,” Kitao said.
As the game has gone gold, the developers can now work on ensuring Elden Ring will be ready for Day 1 players. This mostly means working on a Day 1 patch to solve any last-minute bugs and give players a smooth experience. Kitao said that the version of the game that players had in November remains similar to the current version but a “myriad small things have changed.” There will also be major additions to the full game, including complete character customization.
Elden Ring officially comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S on Feb. 25.