Elden Ring developer From Software is really making fans wait for new details about the upcoming open-world adventure.
With early reports suggesting Elden Ring would have a June 2020 release date, it’s extremely disappointing not to have heard anything about the From Software/George R. R. Martin collaboration since E3 2019.
Most of the information has come from industry insiders, including a new leak about the inhabitants of the world and how this may affect gameplay.
According to an interesting new Resetera thread posted by Omnipotent, Elden Ring’s lore and narrative is more grandiose than past From Software games.
“The scope of the world, lore and narrative is more grandiose than past games in pretty much every way to match the new, greater scope of the game it’s meant to inhabit, in addition to a tone that strays a bit further from convention into territory of being brighter than usual Fromsoft fare (though being a GRRM/From game it’ll have its dark moments),” the thread reads.
“From the concept of the Elden Ring down to the major players involved in this world, even down to things more ‘simple’ like the functions of magic and its place and purpose in this world as well as those who wield it being more fleshed out than usual, both in terms of their sub-narrative as well as organisations of their own.
“It’s immediately clear that a lot of time and effort was put into fully realising this world and everything in it, arguably to a degree unseen in past games.”
Indeed, according to Omnipotent, different schools of magic will have their own unique visual designs and narratives.
“Schools of Magic aren’t just about what sort of element you wield but which school matches the ideals you most closely adhere to and which organization you might feel more connected to,” the post continues.
“Things that will be explored through their visual design and in game narratives.”
Even more interesting is the idea that the Elden Ring is a “fundamental force” of the game world, and the shattering of the ring has some “exciting” and “fantastical effects on the world”.
Elden Ring is described as a “fantasy action-RPG adventure” set within a world created by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin.
“Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware’s largest game to-date,” the description reads.
There’s no word on a release date, although the latest rumours suggest it will launch later this year. That’s based on a recent New Year’s message from the Dark Souls studio to fans.
As part of a New Year’s card featured on the From Software website, the developer listed Elden Ring for June 2020.
With Coronavirus fears curtailing public events, it’s unclear when we’ll find out more about From Software’s next major release, but one thing that is for sure is that it won’t be out in June.
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