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Elden Ring: Everything We Know

As we go into 2021, we're rounding up everything we know about our most anticipated games, including Elden Ring.

Isn't it a little funny that we've heard more about Elden Ring in 2020 from Xbox head Phil Spencer than from the actual developers behind the game? Developer From Software sure is keeping details about Elden Ring close to the chest, but we do know a bit about the upcoming game.

From Software is developing the game in collaboration with Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, telling a story where you're exploring an open world full of different kingdoms that are each ruled by a powerful entity. When you defeat a ruler, you gain their unique power--a system that sounds like (but isn't confirmed to be) how you can acquire the abilities and weapons of Dark Souls bosses by transfiguring their souls.

When talking to GameSpot, Spencer said, "As somebody who's played all of Miyazaki's games over at least the last decade, [Elden Ring] is clearly the most ambitious game that he's done. I mean, I love his games, but seeing some of the gameplay mechanics stuff that he's tackling, he and the team are tackling this time, of the setting, working with another creator in terms of story. I love it."

For more on other upcoming new games, check out our most anticipated games of 2021.

Release Date

We hope Elden Ring is coming out in 2021, but From Software hasn't confirmed a release date yet. So while a 2021 release has not been ruled out, it very well might not be coming out until 2022 or beyond.

Platforms

Elden Ring is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. No word on current gen console versions, but we're betting that the game makes its way to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 at some point.

PC System Specs

From Software hasn't yet revealed the minimum or recommended PC specs for Elden Ring.

Trailers

We have one single trailer for Elden Ring. It was released during E3 2019, when Elden Ring was first announced. The trailer, embedded below, utilizes imagery and themes seen in Demon's Souls and the Dark Souls trilogy--which, granted, makes a lot of sense given that From Software likes to pull from the Souls games well when designing its games.

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Multiplayer Details

No multiplayer details have been revealed for Elden Ring--heck, the game might not even have a multiplayer component.

DLC/Microtransaction Details

Developer From Software has not released any details concerning how (or even whether) Elden Ring will support post-launch content, such as DLC expansions and microtransaction-focused cosmetics.

Preorder

Despite knowing practically nothing about the game, you can already preorder Elden Ring. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game are available for preorder at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop for $60 USD. There are currently no bonuses tied to preordering the game.

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