Elden Ring, the latest from the creators of Dark Souls with writer George RR Martin, is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the moment. At the moment, this action RPG does not even have an approximate release date, although according to the latest rumors, it would have already concluded its development phase.
As we can read in the Reddit forums, it seems that the Italian journalist, Federico Fossetti, has leaked numerous details of the development of Elden Ring in a recent direct from Twitch. In the first place, the journalist assures that Elden Ring will be very similar to the traditional playable Dark Souls proposal, so it will be very well received by those fans of the FromSoftware saga. Something easy to identify if some gameplay of the game had been shown before.
I’ll also post a translation of the whole clip:
E: “No, I can tell you… But maybe i already told you, i can’t recall if we met before. I can tell you that if there wasn’t Covid, you would be already playing it”
W: “Shit! Are you serious?”
E: “Yes, i’m very serious”
W: “But it’s 22nd of December…”
E: “For a while… you would be already playing it for a while”
W: “So the problem is not the development phase or is it?”
W: “Polishing for the launch?”
E: “Yes, absolutely! Consider that Covid started in March, so we’re in December, consider there are 8 months of polishing which completely disappeared which they could’ve done but they didn’t manage to so it wasn’t anymore the case to proceed with the release”.
W: “Refresh my memory a bit, Franceso, when did Elden Ring development start?
E: “Well, so, the announcement, in reality, if i recall right, happened 2 years and a half ago, something like that but, back when it was still called Project Great Rune, the first time i heard about it and the first screenshot they shown me, which was a completely no sense, with no textures and so, it was 4 years ago.”
W: “How much hope… how much hope, you gave me a lot of hope. Are you optimistic, Francesco?”
E: “I am optimistic”
W: “There’s trust”
E: “There’s trust… But, it depends, you would want something more similar to Souls or more similar to something else?”
W: “You know me, i would like something very similar to Souls, i mean, i would like literally a new IP but which is the same exact thing as Dark Souls”
E: “Be happy! Enjoy”
W: “Merry Christmas friends, merry christmas”
E: “Merry Christmas to everyone”
Although the most interesting thing about this leak is that Elden Ring would have already concluded its development phase months ago, when the COVID-19 crisis began to spread. According to Fossetti, the game is now in the polishing phase, which is usually one eight months, but due to the coronavirus the deadlines have been extended. The game would initially be planned for October or November 2020.
Since it was first announced last year, there has been little news about the playable Elden Ring proposal and it has not even been shown in motion again, although it seems that the new FromSoftware could be closer than expected. If this leak is correct, its launch could be a matter of just a few months and see it in early 2021, it has also been anticipated that it would be seen very soon.