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I know you’ve been waiting for this. Elden Ring has been the kind of ridiculous fantasy mashup of creatives that make for a dream game. Since E3 2019, when it was first announced, everyone has been clamouring for any table scraps, any details about the game we can get. Many conferences since have preceded a wave of backlash from fans hungering for more information. Hell, people have speculated about the game’s possible cancellation. All has been leading to Summer Games Fest whose grand finale finally opened the gates to the update we’ve all been waiting for. A new trailer, and with it a release date. Elden Ring is set to launch on January 21, 2022.
It’s no secret why Elden Ring has a lot of people excited. The game comes out of FROM SOFTWARE, the world-class developer of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro. These are titles that have spearheaded entire genres. Of course, Elden Ring does have another impressive drawcard for the project. George R. R. Martin, famous for “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the inspiration for the blockbuster TV series “Game of Thrones”. Specifically, he was brought on to the project by the director Hidetaka Miyazaki, who is a fan of Martin’s work. In essence, Martin has worked primarily on the worldbuilding for the project, including the overarching backstory. Elden Ring will still have custom player characters but looks set to have a more open world than previous Souls titles.
Either way, it is an exciting announcement for gamers all over the world. It’s a pretty exciting way to kick off the game conference season. We’ve all needed a little something to look forward to these days. We can only hope that it’s all worth the wait.