What Elden Ring Is About?
Elden Ring is supposed to be a massive open-world action-based role-playing game.
The game is also rumoured to have an online PvP where players can challenge and fight each other.
This game boasts two incredible minds in its development with the likes of Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin.
It is a collaboration between FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin.
Elden Ring was announced and introduced in the world’s biggest gaming event E3 in the year 2019.
It is expected to be pretty grim as FromSoftware is known for specialising in that genre.
This game though is not supposed to be as grim.
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 the territory of being brighter than usual Fromsoft fare (though being a GRRM/From game it’ll have its dark moments).
There was no release date mentioned at the E3. Mid 2020 or early 2021 looks likely for a release date, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it might further get delayed.
The Elden Ring is an extremely important element to the game’s world, and its disappearance brings heavy consequences like the earth without the sun. Players will be able to experience this in the game also thanks to expanded environment storytelling.
Elden Ring is also going to tell a much more involved personal narrative than previous From Software titles. The game will feel like a proper journey. There is also the involvement of NPCs who have their own stories to take you through. Some of these stories will span across multiple locations and story progression.
From Software games have always been connected by the core theme of desolation, and Elden Ring‘s open field offers a new way to approach that central value as a spiritual sequel to the Dark Souls series. While Souls games evoked a sense of loneliness as the player descended into dark catacombs, further and further away from the safety of their last bonfire with every step, Elden Ring has the opportunity to evoke the same sense of isolation in the opposite way.
The trailer takes us through the Elden ring being lost/shattered and shows us the consequence it has in the world. It does have a pretty grim outlook but still manages to excite us and makes us wait in anticipation.