Elden Ring

If you like the souls genre then you might get around to checking out Elden Ring. Elden Ring is an upcoming action role-playing game that is a collaborative effort between game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin. The game is being directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, best known for creating the Souls series also developed by FromSoftware, with world-building by fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin, best known for his “A Song of Ice and Fire” franchise. “This is a FromSoftware title through and through,” game director Hidetaka Miyazaki said in a press release. “We sincerely hope you look forward to it.”

Elden Ring began development in early 2017 following the release of Dark Souls III’s final downloadable content pack, The Ringed City. As with the Dark Souls games that Miyazaki had previously directed, Elden Ring will be themed around dark fantasy, and 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 Dark Souls series, as the game will be much larger in scale compared to them, featuring an open world with new game-play mechanics such as horseback riding and the ability to combat enemies while mounted. However, unlike many other open world games, Elden Ring will not feature populated towns with many non-playable characters, with the world having numerous dungeon-like ruins in place of them instead. In an interview on Microsoft’s Xbox News blog, Miyazaki said a major change for this game compared to other FromSoft titles was that it is “open world.” He also states that there will be “unique and horrifying” bosses to fight. There was no release date attached to the trailer but we know that Elden Ring will release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

^^ E3 announcement trailer ^^