Elden Ring creators apologise after thousands face issues with brand new game

The creators of the blockbuster new fantasy RPG game Elden Ring have issued a public apology for numerous technical problems facing gamers on launch day.

The new game, which was co-written with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin, was just released today but players have experienced a number of glitches and errors.

These include:

  • the mouse being too sensitive on PC
  • Steam anti-cheat failing to launch
  • frame rate and performance problems
  • games not saving on Playstation 5

Bandai Namco said: "We are currently experiencing some issues that are preventing the game from playing properly under some conditions.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your patience."

Players are taking to Twitter to complain about the issues. One gamer, YongYea, said: "Played some Elden Ring on PC with the Day 1 patch. Performance issues are not entirely resolved for me. Still seeing stutters & bizarre slowdowns a bit too frequently. This has to be top priority. A game with so little room for player error can't afford to contribute to error."

Others have asked for refunds until the problems are fixed.

Despite the teething problems, Elden Ring has been an absolute critical smash hit, with ratings of around 97 on Metacritic—making it one of the best games of all time.

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How to fix Elden Ring network status check failed error

This is possibly the most common error facing Elden Ring players across PC, Xbox, and Playstation platforms.

The error appears when you first log into the game and prevents you logging in and using the game's network features, which means aspects of the game such as co-op aren't usable.

While there's no official fix just yet, there's a few steps you can take to try and fix the issue, such as restarting the console, switching to a wired connection, or restarting your router.

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