The level of quality of recent FromSoftware games has not only formed a legion of fans who have suffered and enjoyed victory in Dark Souks, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it has also generated great expectations for the future and this is focused on what happens with ELDEN RING, a title whose development remains completely hermetic. This led to a wave of rumors and speculation, and even an alleged leak, which apparently would have changed the presentation plans for this year.
THE LEAK WOULD HAVE SPOILED ELDEN RING’S PRESENTATION PLANS
A few days ago, the leak of supposed ELDEN RING material emerged, which consisted of combat scenes, a battle against a boss and some environments that show the large scale that this title will have. Well, apparently the video was not only real, something that had been hinted by journalists like Jason Schreier, but its leak caused a last-minute change with respect to the official presentation of the game. In that sense, Jeff Grubb, a member of VentureBeat, pointed out in the program The Game Mess Show, that the industry was close to knowing ELDEN RING But the leak ruined everything and now Bandai Namco is investigating how the material was leaked to do damage control and restructure its presentation plans.
I’m less certain [about an Elden Ring reveal in March], and I’m less certain because I think that the leak might have messed things up a little bit. […] The reason I think the leak might have messed things up, is I just think Bandai Namco are cracking down, figuring out how to adjust the messaging, making sure they fully understand how the leak happened…and then [they’ll] continue down the path toward officially announcing the game.
FROMSOFTWARE’S NEW GAME COULD BE PRESENTED THIS SUMMER
On the other hand, Grubb considered that the change of plans around the presentation of ELDEN RING is not a tragedy, since it is very likely that the game will be presented in the coming months, and even with the digital event that will take place in the framework of what would be E3 2021:
There’s going to be opportunities for them to [reveal Elden Ring]. If they don’t want to do it on their own — and they could do it on their own — but if they don’t want to do it on their own, June is not that far away. E3 is coming. If I were going to put it on the list, I would say, I would expect it by E3 and no later.