From Software Mentions Elden Ring, Knows We're All Impatient
The developer gave a non-update on the upcoming dark fantasy RPG, knowing fans have been salivating for more news.
From Software announced its dark fantasy role-playing game Elden Ring back at E3 2019, promising more open-ended design and a world created with George RR Martin's input. Since then, we've heard basically nothing about the game, and the developer knows fans are clamoring for more information.
As part of a thread mentioning the new content update for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, From Software acknowledged players' enthusiasm for Elden Ring. It also might be begging for us all to chill for a while as the developers work on the game.
We also greatly appreciate all the enthusiasm and support shown for "ELDEN RING", our next Dark Fantasy Action RPG. We hope you look forward to it. pic.twitter.com/NOUBeacOPd— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) October 31, 2020
Elden Ring will be a return to role-playing gameplay after the action-adventure focus of Sekiro, but it looks like it will be a bigger game than the Dark Souls series. Sekiro also had more direct storytelling than some of the studio's past games, which could be the case with Elden Ring because of Martin's involvement. However, we don't expect the game to lose From Software's tendency toward environmental and contextual narrative.
Fans have grown increasingly impatient, making joke conspiracy theory posts claiming the game is going to show up at a variety of events. Some particularly excited fans have even made their own fake lore demo to show off what the game could look like. It did finally show up with an Elden Ring gameplay trailer that also revealed the release date at Summer Game Fest.
Elden Ring has been in development since Dark Souls 3's DLC was finished, and it's currently only announced for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Because the new consoles are due to arrive in November, it's very likely we'll also see the games on Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5. In the meantime, you can test your luck with the new Sekiro boss modes. We did, and it did not go well. We don't recommend starting with one of the hardest bosses in the game.
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