Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Release Date for PS5 and details

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Release Date for PS5 and details
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Need to know when Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria will be released for PlayStation 5? Free Range Games has brought a new tale to the legendary Lord of the Rings franchise that fans can’t get enough of, and gamers want to know when it’s coming to PS5.

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria lets you survive in the Fourth Age of the famous Middle-earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. Despite the series taking a hit with Gollum’s disappointing launch, fans can rejoice that Return to Moria has gone Gold on PC. Now that the game is finally coming to PS5, gamers are looking for the official release date. If that’s you, look no further, because we’ve got all the details right here.

Release Date for Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria on PS5

Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria will officially be released on PS5 consoles on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The title was released for PC through the Epic Games Store on October 24, 2023, and has received highly positive feedback since. PS5 players can soon join in on the fun with the release.

The game’s original plan was to release the PS5 version along with the PC version. However, it was delayed to December due to the developers wanting to take the time to improve various aspects and optimize the game for the platform. It was announced through a statement on the game’s official Twitter account.

Tons to choose from

Return to Moria is far from the only game based on the Lord of the Rings franchise. There are tons of different genres, from the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online to the mobile games like The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth.

Is Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria coming to Xbox Series X|S?

Yes, Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is coming to the Xbox Series X|S. However, the game’s release on the console has been delayed. There is no official release date for it yet, besides the game’s website scheduling it for early 2024 in a news post.


Dwarves gather in a room with gold and armor in Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
Image via Free Range Games

Return to Moria is an action-adventure game where you need to craft in order to survive. Take the role of Dwarf seeking to reclaim their home of Moria while exploring the deep caves underneath the Misty Mountains. Survive the procedurally generated caves by hunting for food, gathering materials, and keeping the noise level low to avoid attracting unsavory company.

You’ll need to craft tough armor and weapons to face the enemies that lurk down below. Join up with a team through the online co-op to survive and defeat the goblins, orcs, and more that live below. As more challenges are faced, you’ll grow as a team and earn more spoils from the precious metals in the caves. Work together to restore your homeland of Moria.


Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria lets you take the role of a dwarf, part of a company that has been summoned to the Misty Mountains. You’ve been tasked with recovering the spoils of your lost Dwarven home, Moria, also known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf.

Create your own custom dwarf to join the adventure, where no two stories will be alike. You’ll uncover the mysteries of the mines below Moria, discovering lost artifacts and metals previous to Dwarves. All of this is with the goal of someday restoring your homeland to its former glory.

That’s everything you need to know about Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria releasing on PS5. Be sure to check out all the ARK Survival Ascended new features and how to tame dinosaurs in the game if you simply can’t get enough of survival games before Return to Moria comes to consoles.