Now, we got our first look at Elden Ring. There are lots of questions arising after watching the three-minute trailer. The game is going to be released on 21st January 2022.
Elden Ring is a collaboration between Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware. The development team of FromSoftware and the game director Hidetaka Miyazaki are responsible for writing the story of Elden Ring but outsourced the world, lore, and mythos to Martin.
In 2019, Miyazaki told in an interview, “Even when compared to the Dark Souls series, I believe this title will provide even more variety in the ways for players to overcome challenges and tweak their tactics when facing enemies. Due to this, the scale of the world and its narrative, as well as the depth and freedom of exploration have increased dramatically,” Miyazaki said. “It is without a doubt our biggest title yet in terms of sheer volume.”
“There are many definitions to the term ‘open-world,’ and I might not be phrasing it correctly, but we have simply tried our own approach to a game with a large, open field to play in. This mythos proved to be full of interesting characters and drama along with a plethora of mystical and mysterious elements as well. It was a wonderful source of stimulus for me and the development staff”, he added.
It seems, Elden Ring features many similar elements to Dark Souls, such as swords and sorcery, giant mythical monsters to fight, and summonable allies. The last time we heard about this game was in 2019 when FromSoftware and Bandai Namco officially unveiled it.
Elden Ring will be launched on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in the next year.