Elden Ring Was A No-Show At The Game Awards, But Fans Still Got It Some Airtime

The Game Awards marks another big game event with no new look at Elden Ring.


Elden Ring, the ambitious project partnering Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, has been radio silent for well over a year, with that record looking set to continue into 2021. While From Software may not be ready to show us anything official from the game yet, fans still made sure that Elden Ring got a mention on the Game Awards stage after winning the award for the most anticipated game. [Update: Geoff Keighley made good at Summer Games Fest 2021, when a new Elden Ring trailer premiered.]

As a category voted on by fans, Elden Ring was up against upcoming titles including the God Of War sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, Halo Infinite, Resident Evil Village, and the Breath of the Wild sequel for the most anticipated game. Game Awards host Geoff Keighley seemed to anticipate that many fans were waiting on Elden Ring news from the event, adding "there, I said it," after reading out the name of the game.

Unfortunately, this little tidbit was all we saw of Elden Ring from The Game Awards, which is the last big gaming event of the year. The last time anything was seen of From Software's upcoming game was when it was announced at E3 last year.

Elden Ring was among our most anticipated games of 2020, but obviously, it didn't come in 2020 after all. From Software recently mentioned it by name to give a sign of life, and Xbox head Phil Spencer says he's played "quite a bit" of it.

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