Here is the pitch for Elden Ring: Takes away the gameplay ofand mixes it with storytelling and building the world of . The upcoming , Xbox One and PC game is developed by FromSoftware, the studio behind Dark Souls and Bloodborne, with the help of George RR Martin himself.
, but we’ve heard little about it ever since. However, interest in the game is excited thanks to a recently expired trailer and a few details that have yet to be confirmed by FromSoftware.
What do we know for sure?
Elden Ring was unveiled at E3 2019, with a trailer shown during Microsoft’s core report. It shows a brutal, raw fantasy setting, while the narrator explains that chaos has been created since “someone or something” broke Elden’s Ring. But we had a bit of a hurdle for the specifics, besides the confidence that the game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. No release window provided.
In an interview posted on the official Xbox website over E3 that same year, FromSoftware president and Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed more details. Development of the game began in 2017 after the release of Ringled City DLC on Dark Souls 3 and will be a third-person RPG game that is heavier for role-playing elements than for action.
“This title will include a wide variety of weapons, magic and ways to engage enemies that make it possible to provide users with a style of play and strategy that suits them,” Miyazaki said at the time. “Even compared to the Dark Souls series, I believe this title will provide even more variety in the ways players can overcome challenges and change their tactics when facing enemies.
Later in the interview, he noted that the biggest difference between Elden Ring and Dark Souls is that the upcoming title will be an open world.
What is the involvement of George RR Martin?
Miyazaki and the FromSoftware team are responsible for writing Elden Ring’s story, but they give Martin the world, knowledge and myths. Because Elden Ring is a much bigger game than Dark Souls, building the world is more important than previous FromSoftware titles. The bigger game needs more characters, cultures, and locales, and Martin was hired to make them more meaningful.
“[Martin’s] the myths turned out to be full of interesting characters and drama, along with many mystical and mysterious elements. It was a wonderful source of encouragement for me and the development staff, “Miyazaki said.” The world of the Elden Ring is built on this myth and stimulus as a basis. Even I find it hard to control my excitement from time to time. . “
In a follow-up interview, Miyazaki added that the people who worked on the Game of Thrones TV show also helped build the world of the Elden Ring.
After more than 18 months of almost radio silence, which was a particular disappointment at last year’s Game Awards, a trailer for Elden Ring. A clip with a strong watermark of 112 seconds shows more of the world of the Elden Ring and the demonic creatures that inhabit it. More importantly, it shows flashes in battle during play, including from a horse.
The leak drove Dark Souls fans crazy. The community combines videos with various leaks and even uploaded HD footage. The footage is reported to be from 2020. An unverified industry insider with experience in reliable leaks said the trailer was for domestic use. What’s more, they added that the Elden Ring will have a player versus multiplayer player as well as an in-game weather system.
When the game comes out and will it hit the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S?
The answer to both questions is that no one knows. The Elden Ring was expected to launch in 2020 and then in 2021. Complications of COVID-19 have been reported to disrupt development and cause delays. In short, the release date of the Elden Ring is “TBA”.
As for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, it seems very likely that the game will appear on the new consoles, even if the PS4 / Xbox One / PC version runs smoother and at a higher resolution. However, this has also not been confirmed.