The developer Daedalic Entertainment have announced that their upcoming title Lord of the Rings: Gollum will now launch sometime in 2022. The game also has a new co-publisher - Nacon.
Daedalic Entertainment have announced via an email from Dead Good PR that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, their highly-anticipated stealth adventure, will not launch in 2021, as previously expected. Instead, the devs decided to push the release date to 2022.
At the moment, it is not clear what the reason behind this decision since the devs did not say much about the delay, which has been announced pretty quietly.
Additionally, the game also has a new co-publisher. French company Nacon (formerly known as Big Ben Interactive) is now Daedalic's official partner. As you may know, Nacon have published a bunch of sports titles such as WRC 9 and AO Tennis. The company is also behind the upcoming RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong.
Anyway, in case you are not familiar with the upcoming Gollum game, Daedalic describe it as a story-driven action-adventure game. The gameplay will emphasize Gollum's split personality and decision making. Here's a quick description from Steam:
"Use stealth, agility and cunning to survive and overcome what lies ahead. Climb, leap and grapple your way past dangers or into advantageous spots. While Gollum might not be a fighter, it is not unlike him to assassinate a careless enemy when the chance presents itself – or dispose of them in more creative and villainous ways."
Recently, it has been confirmed that the game will utilize ray-tracing and DualSense controller's haptic feedback feature. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is coming in 2022 to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.