Elden Ring is in the final stages of development, says FromSoftware

Don’t worry about a potential delay.

Elden Ring

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FromSoftware fans worried about the scarcity of Elden Ring information so close to launch will be happy to know the game is currently in its final stages of development, as per Studio manager Yasuhiro Kitao, who made a brief appearance during a recent Famitsu video program.

During this showcase, we learned about the Elden Ring state of development and other interesting tidbits, such as the fact that the game won’t have errand side quests. Elden Ring’s map was also described as “unusual,” requiring players to piece the map together themselves by acquiring different portions of it. You can watch the full Japanese interview online.

Marketing is slowly beginning to make the rounds, with Elden Ring promotional posters making their way to Gamestop. Given that George R. R. Martin’s name is attached to the project, there’s a chance Elden Ring will attract a much larger audience than previous games from the studio. This potential reach was taken into account during the development process. While Elden Ring won’t feature traditional difficulty sliders, the team has assured audiences the game will be a more forgiving experience than people expect.

Elden Ring is set to release January 21, 2022, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.