Good news, everyone: Elden Ring is still alive. The FromSoftware title, which has pretty much remained silent since its reveal at E3 2019, has been subject to many a rumour over the last few months. There's been talk of development hell and even cancellations, but there's never been any concrete evidence to back up these claims.
Fortunately, FromSoftware has once again acknowledged the game's existence. And, well, that's about all you're getting for now. The developer took to Twitter in order to remind everyone that Elden Ring is still a thing.
"We hope you look forward to it," eh? What a tease. But hey, at least we have some official confirmation that it's still in the works.
Hopefully we actually see something of the game in 2021, but until then, let us know if you're still looking forward to Elden Ring in the comments section below.
Just fire GRRM. I’d rather the game came out at all. Plus, let’s be honest, Souls plot is mostly read in a wiki somewhere because it’s absolutely indecipherable in-game. Somehow I doubt that just because GRRM is involved, Wigwog, Destroyer Of The Sand-People will have a deep, meaningful backstory where he actually raises orphans. Plus incest, lots of incest.
"There's been talk of development hell "
"We hope you look forward to it" has 24 letters, so I am predicting it is out in 24 months OR is delayed to 2024 OR will feature a remake in 24 years.
OOOOH ELDEN RING!
Somewhere, deep in my heart I always felt its existence...
I was in to this when I heard George R.R. Martin was involved with the worldbuilding. But then, you have to be realistic. It takes him 10-12 years to write a freaking book. He's not young and extremely fat. Based on longevity projections, he will not live long enough to see this game to completion.
I don't get the concern, They only finished Sekiro just on a year ago. To be honist I didn't expect to hear anything about Elden Ring for some time. I stopped reading GOT books before the TV series released when It looked like GRRM would be dead long before anything was finished but I'd hope they'd just keep moving forward without him, much like the TV series did.
Looking forward to Elden Ring? No, not really. I'm much more interested in Bloodborne 2 and a 60FPS patch for Bloodborne on PS5.
@LordSteev it might take him 12 years to write a book but they always do well and what does him being "extremely fat" have anything to do with it eh? No need for that kind of comment really..
I DOUBT YOU COULD EVEN IMAGINE IT
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@TooBarFoo yeah I tend to agree with you. Many large games take 3-4 years at least to make. We’ve got Demons Souls to keep us busy in the meantime so in my opinion nothing to worry about! This is a great situation - we have a FROM game coming in a matter of weeks!!!!
From Software as no equal, can’t wait to see a bit more of Elden ring
@Makina yeah in Japan a number of places have reported they're having issues. Plus a number of key From Soft staff have apparently left the company.
@Arnna @TooBarFoo - The worry mostly comes from the simple fact that this is the longest a From game has gone from announcement to release by a long margin and it isn't helped that their last two games came out in a relatively short period of time from their announcements.
Most joke about GRRM being notoriously slow, but honestly I think if it wasn't for covid and the new consoles we would've seen the game by now.
We might even see something at the Game Awards, especially since they are partially being hosted in Tokyo.
@Mintie are you sure this is accurate? Elden Ring was announced in June 2019 and it’s November 2020 now. I haven’t seen a release date yet but that’s only a year and a half so far.
Dark Souls 3 had a 2 year development time and Bloodborne was 2.5 years.
So another year maybe or a year and a half for Elden Ring?
Correct me if I’m wrong of course.
@SirAngry can you provide a source for this info?
Dark Souls 3 official announcement June 2015 - Released March 2016 (less than a year between announcement and release)
Sekiro was teased Dec 2017, fully announced with gameplay in June 2018 and released just under a year later in March 2019
Elden Ring was announced June 2019 almost a year and a half and there has been nothing else.
Following the previous pattern the game would've been out in March just before the pandemic went global.
@Arnna Also, Bloodborne followed the same full announce in June, then release the following March
@Mintie ok fair enough. Looks like a pattern.
I think it’s also important to note that announcement to release is different from full development time. Perhaps FROM jumped the gun with the ER teaser trailer, I thought it was kinda bizarre they showed almost nothing. But then again they do have a history of showing teaser trailers with no gameplay footage first.
I suspect this is related to Covid rather than GRRM.
@Arnna oh they definitely jumped the gun with PR this time around. GRRMs work was probably wrapped up ages ago so whilst it's fun to meme on him he isn't the reason... honestly my money would be on next gen and either internal desire or external pressure from Bandai Namco to get the game fully working and taking advantage of PS5/XSX before a re-reveal happens.
My only question now is do they stick with a March release and do it next year with a Game Awards blowout gameplay reveal this December OR do they go for a whole new PR round and release on some other date entirely?
People complain about Cyberpunk's third delay but at least we know that game exists. How FS can go a year without even mentioning this game is beyond me
@Arnna sadly I can't, but I remember reading a few months back now that a senior combat designer had left to join Japan Studios.
Don't get me wrong, he's one of my favorite writers. Just wish he was a little more prolific. Between him and Patrick Rothfuss, I'm not sure who's slower. The reason I mention fat is it doesn't lead to longevity. I would have used obese, but I'm not sure I'm spelling it right.
@LordSteev His earlier books are great but the later the release the more the books read like every line has been written and rewritten over and over and the books are worst for it. I think the focus on the first person dialog makes the feel of every word being rewritten worse. Speech is spontaneous and the books no longer read so. Just my opinion though and I know many will disagree.
I just think that personal remarks about somebodys physicality is out of order..if somebody is a bit on the large side why is it ok to call them out on it? Everybody who has seen the guy knows he is a big man so why the need to mention it?
I think you're exactly right. He should just let the dialog rip, not overthink it. Another problem with re-writing it over and over is that by the time 10 years have passed, how can you as a writer even hope to capture the same mood you wanted ten years ago when you first wrote it? If every cell in our bodies replace themselves every seven years, you are literally a different person at the time of your final rewrite.
You must be a lot of fun at parties.
I'm not sure exactly what your point is here or what it is you are trying to accomplish..so i'm guessing that because i took exception to mocking somebody because they are overweight makes me boring? There is no need for it and if you find that funny in some way it just goes to show that maybe your social skills could be a bit under developed and maybe you are still a bit immature and i'm being polite there.calling somebody out for being abusive to somebody else dosn't make anybody boring or not fun to be around so maybe you should think about how you phrase things in the future..
For me, no other company communicates a mood, a sense of place, a sense of history, in quite the way that From Software does. Their gameplay mechanics and systems are never arbitrary, all tying into and supporting the themes presented; the emotions elicited in me. My personal journey through their meticulously crafted world is the narrative. This immensely fertile ground for the imagination combined with a real sense of risk and reward is what I enjoy from their games and I’m sure at the very least they will deliver something unique and interesting. Let them take the time they need to deliver something they are proud of. I’m sure the wait will be worth it.
@nessisonett Wigwog, destroyer of the sandpeople?? They should hire you instead. I have to know more about him.
I can not even describe how I want to play it!
@nessisonett Why and how would they fire someone who has finished his part of the project even before full development started more than 3 years ago? Also, ''souls plot is mostly read in a wiki'' and ''it's absolutely indecipherable in-game''... Not if you read it IN game and piece it together yourself lmao, it doesn't take a super smart person to read and make 1+1=2, it's absolutely decipherable.
@LordSteev GRRM finished the world building mythology he had to write for Elden Ring on the pre-production stage... even before FromSoftware actually started creating the world for the game.
@Mintie “what’s happened in the past isn’t necessarily a reflection of what will happen in the future” unknown
@Northern_munkey He mentioned it because the dude may kick the bucket at any time, that's why.
Ok but he could have worded it better..whats not to understand here?
@SirAngry That's really sad to know.
FS is by far my favorite studio in modern games history.
@BrunnoGio Yeah, that was the last thing i hear about Martin involvement on this project.
"Onnne weineeeer next to anotheeer weineeeer...."
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