Elden Ring creator reveals open-world details, combat mechanics, and more
George R.R. Martin worked on the lore.
What you need to know
- Elden Ring is being developed by FromSoftware with help from George R.R. Martin.
- The game takes place in an open-world environment with combat similar to Dark Souls.
- It will be Xbox One X Enhanced.
- You can preorder Elden Ring for $60 on Amazon.
Elden Ring is an upcoming Dark Souls-like game from Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and Japanese developer FromSoftware. Unlike the open-dungeon structure of FromSoftware's previous games, Elden Ring features vast environments stretched across great distances. You'll have to travel on horseback to reach them.
An interview between FromSoftware's Hidetaka Miyazaki and IGN, new details were revealed about the project. Many gamers were curious if the combat would be similar to Dark Souls or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and it looks like it's an evolution of the Dark Souls formula. Miyazaki said the following to the outlet.
Instead of narrow corridors, the villages in the game will serve as dungeon-like environments. They may be similar to the "Undead Settlement" from Dark Souls III. The area looks like a village, but its layout was more like a dungeon. Miyazaki added the following when discussing the open-world game.
Unlike Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Elden Ring lets you create your own character. The game sounds more and more like an open-world Dark Souls.
Are you excited to play Elden Ring in 2020? Let us know. It'll be interesting to see how Martin and Miyazaki present their vision to gamers.
A new fantasy world
From George R. R. Martin and FromSoftware
Get ready to die a lot in Elden Ring, the newest venture from Game of Throne's creator George R. R. Martin and FromSoftware's Hidetaka Miyazaki. Maybe this game will tide you over until the next Dark Souls or The Winds of Winter.
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