Lord of the Rings: Gollum video game delayed on Xbox and other platforms

Brad Stephenson

Gollum video game on Xbox Series X

The Gollum video game has officially been delayed for several months due to more time being needed to properly finish it up and get it up to the standards expected by both the developers and the fans.

“First of all, we would like to thank all of you for your patience and support so far,” the announcement posted on Twitter reads. “Over the last years, our team has been working hard to bring you a remarkable story in a breathtaking world, filled with magic and wonder. We are dedicated to meeting our community’s expectations and uncovering the untold story of Gollum in a way that honors the vision of J.R.R. Tolkien.

“That being said, in order to deliver the best possible experience, we have decided to push the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum by a few months. We will update you with an exact timing in the near future. We are grateful for our passionate community and we cannot wait to share this unique adventure with you soon!”

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was expected to launch on Windows PC and Xbox consoles on September 1st. No new release date has been confirmed though with the “few months” delay, it’s safe to say that the devs are now aiming for Christmas 2022 or early-2023 launch. That is, unless it’s delayed further which is always a possibility when general timeframes and not specific dates are given.

This upcoming Gollum video game was first announced in early-2020 but it wasn’t until 2021 that Middle-Earth fans got a proper look at how the title would play.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is the latest in many video games to be delayed. Starfield and Redfall have been delayed until 2023, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora also until 2023, and Forspoken until 2025.