Maybe They’ll Show Us a Second Image or Something
At the Game Awards 2020, FromSoftware’s upcoming game Elden Ring was voted “Most Anticipated Game” of the show. Call me crazy, but I am pretty sure all we’ve seen is an announcement trailer. What it is about, what the game really looks like is still largely unknown right now. You want to be excited for it? Sure, I guess. There are some big names behind it, at least. The optimism of fans might be paying off though. According to an investor call for FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa, Elden Ring will be launching within this new fiscal year.
During this investor call, Kadokawa laid out a lot of boring money stuff like revenue, profits, and all that, but they also detailed what they are calling “priority measures”. Kadokawa is a multimedia publishing company, so their plans include expanding existing IPs, strengthening their animation departments, investing in E-books, and Elden Ring. This report calls Elden Ring “FromSoftware’s biggest title yet” and that it is planning to launch this fiscal year, which has just begun and will end at the end of March 2022. They are basically giving themselves a full year.
Given what little we have seen about Elden Ring, it is easy for me to be skeptical of it, but let’s not forget about a certain game that we had been shown for almost ten years leading up to its release before totally disappointing us. Maybe Elden Ring’s potential is just gaming’s best kept secret right now. If Kadokawa’s estimations are true, then Elden Ring should be coming out within the next year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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