Elden Ring is a third-person action-adventure RPG set in a dark fantasy world from the creators of the Dark Souls series in collaboration with the author of Game of Thrones. The focus is on role-playing elements that will give more control over the character and the passage of the game, compared to other games in the studio. You will find a wide variety of weapons, magic, and fighting styles, as well as more “role-playing variety.”
It is a new project from the studio FromSoftware – the developers of the legendary Dark Souls series. This time, the firm, led by Hidetaka Miyazaki, is working with George Martin, best known for his fantasy novel A Song of Ice and Fire. Such a union, understandably, has warmed up the expectations of fans of the Souls series to an unrealistic temperature.
The game has dark fantasy surroundings and medieval elements. The world of Elden Ring is full of dark locations, mystical creatures, and demonic entities.
Elden Ring Gameplay
The third-person game will have role-playing elements and missions in an open world. Players will be able to level up the character, complete story quests, and explore the world. The gameplay focuses on the combat component, with the use of melee weapons and magic spells.
Elden Ring will bring a completely open world. It is the main departure from the tried-and-tested gameplay formula from previous FromSoft creations. Of course, even in the original Dark Souls, you could choose your path across the world map. But the game’s locations were small areas with painted backdrops that were not playable space. Now players are waiting for a real open world, in which it will be possible to visit almost any visible point. For traveling across large territories, the character will have a horse. Rumor has it that Elden Ring will even feature mounted combat, another new addition to the Souls series. In one of the interviews, Miyazaki assured that the new game would place a strong emphasis on RPG elements, which indicates a change in direction taken to pure action, which we saw in Sekiro:
One has only to remember Gwyn – the supreme god from Dark Souls, throwing lightning. Lore has always been a separate topic in FromSoft games, apart from Sekiro, in which everything was more or less standard. Usually, to understand the lore from the title of the Souls series, you need to either hunt for objects or delve into their descriptions for a very long time. Or, as most people do, watch an overview of the plot on YouTube. Be that as it may, this time, you don’t have to worry about the quality of lore because George Martin himself is responsible for it. We can only hope that he will write it faster than his books. Otherwise, we cannot hope for the release of Elden Ring in our century.
Elden Ring Graphics and engine
Sekiro and Dark Souls 3 were developed on the PhyreEngine engine with the integration of the Havok physics engine. It suggests that the new Elden Ring will be developed on an improved version of the PhyreEngine engine. So it is logical to compare them. Although, the choice of the game engine depends more on the developer than on the genre of the game. But there are no other options. An open world and a system for generating random events are declared.
Elden Ring Release Date
The schedule is to release Elden RIng on January 21, 2022. It will be playable on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.