The Lord Of The Rings: Return To Moria Delayed On PS5, Goes Gold On PC

If you're a PS5 player waiting to delve into the Mines of Moria, Free Range Games has some bad news for you.

Published: October 19, 2023 8:57 AM /


A dwarf hammering away at an anvil in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria

Free Range Games and publisher North Beach have some good news and some bad news regarding The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.

On the one hand, if you're a PC player, you'll be happy to know that the game has "gone Mithril", as the devs say, which is a lore-friendly way of saying it's gone gold.

Two dwarves in a storage area of Moria in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
"So I says, the PS5 version's delayed, dummy."

As such, the previously-announced October 24th release date still holds for the PC version of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.

However, there is, unfortunately, some bad news on the PS5 front, at least for the digital version of the game.

While the PS5 version was originally due to launch alongside the PC release, it's now been delayed to December 5th, meaning it'll release at the same time as the physical version.

The Xbox Series X|S version of Return to Moria is still due to arrive sometime in early 2024, and no release date has been revealed for those platforms yet.

Three distinctly Orc-looking enemies in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
These three look pretty miffed about the Return to Moria PS5 delay.

If you're not au fait with The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, it's an upcoming survival game set in - you guessed it - the Lord of the Rings universe.

Set during the Fourth Age, the game has you delving into the mines of Moria to reclaim it for the dwarves.

You'll tunnel through Moria, building bases and crafting gear for yourself with the resources you find as you go. Of course, you'll also have to contend with all kinds of nasty beasts, including Orcs, cave trolls, and other monsters.

Naturally, you'll be able to make your own dwarf, and you'll be able to play Return to Moria either solo or alongside your friends. If you can imagine Valheim but with dwarves instead of Vikings, you're not too far off.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria launches for PC on October 24th via the Epic Games Store. It arrives on PS5 on December 5th and on Xbox Series X|S next year.

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