Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
A collaborative effort between game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
Elden Ring will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki
Writers: George R. R. Martin; Hidetaka Miyazaki
Composer: Yuka Kitamura
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action role-playing
Announced at E3 2019, Elden Ring is an upcoming dark fantasy action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game is being directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, best known for creating the Souls series also developed by FromSoftware, with worldbuilding by fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire novel series.
A fan of Martin’s work, Miyazaki contacted him with an offer to work together on a project, giving him the creative freedom to write the overarching backstory of the game’s universe.
Miyazaki used his contributions as the foundation of the game’s narrative, comparing the process to that of using a “dungeon master’s handbook in a tabletop RPG.”
In early 2017, Elden Ring began development, following the release of The Ringed City, a piece of downloadable content for Dark Souls III.
As with Miyazaki’s Souls games, Elden Ring will have the ability for players to create their own custom characters instead of playing as a fixed protagonist.
Miyazaki also considered Elden Ring to be a more “natural evolution” to the Souls series, as the game will be much larger in scale compared to them, featuring an open world with new gameplay mechanics such as horseback riding and combat.
However, unlike many other open-world games, Elden Ring will not feature populated towns with non-player characters, with the world having numerous dungeon-like ruins in place of them instead.
The score is being written by Yuka Kitamura, who has composed for many of Miyazaki’s previous games.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Elden Ring: