Phil Spencer has played 'quite a bit' of Elden Ring, says it is Miyazaki's most ambitious game yet

Elden Ring character
Elden Ring character (Image credit: Bandai Namco (screenshot))

What you need to know

  • FromSoftware's Elden Ring does not currently have a release window.
  • Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently confirmed he has played "quite a bit" of Elden Ring.
  • Spencer also believes it is the most ambitious game yet from director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

FromSoftware's Elden Ring is something of a mystery. First announced at the E3 2019 Xbox showcase as a collaboration between FromSoftware President Hidetaka Miyazaki and author George R. R. Martin, there's been basically no update since that reveal over a year ago. Still, the game definitely has gameplay, something hammered in by the fact Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has played Elden Ring.

In an interview with GameSpot, Phil Spencer talked about the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, as well as different upcoming. When the topic of the much-anticipated Elden Ring came up, Spencer stated "I've seen actually quite a bit. I've played quite a bit."

While he couldn't given any real further details into the game, Spencer also said that he's played all of the games from Miyazaki over the past decade and that "...this is clearly the most ambitious game that he's done."

With that reassurance that parts of the game can be played, hopefully we get to see more of Elden Ring sometime in the near future. In the meantime, if you're looking for a new FromSoftware game to play, the studio's classic Demon's Souls is being remade for the PS5.

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Samuel Tolbert
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