Many of us expected to see Elden Ring during The Game Awards show 2020 in December. The game, which was originally announced back in 2019 at the same show, has not been seen or heard of since. According to a recent leak, the game is actually doing quite well and the development phase ended in mid-2020. FromSoftware is currently polishing up the title, ironing out bugs and improving the general gameplay. Something all developers will now spend more time on after the recent Cyberpunk 2077 backlash.
Keep in mind that this recent information is a leak so take it with a pinch of salt for now. However, the leaked report did arrive with its own set of Elden Ring concept art. Of which, one of the images resembles a monster seen in the original trailer. This gives the whole report some sort of validity so be cautious.
Two concept art images were revealed which can be seen below. The second one shows a snake while the first one shows a picture of the red-haired giant seen int the trailer. According to the leak, he was badly wounded in a battle. His faction is characterized by white hair and is part of two known factions in the game which come from the came ancestry line but split up in recent years.
The rest of the leak reads;
The game world is based on the world tree from Norse mythology (Yggdrasil), and also references some elements from Celtic mythology.
The gameplay is similar to Dark Souls as has been reported before by various sources, but the map is much larger. New features are dynamic weather and day/night alternation. Imagine you fight with a wandering boss from day to night, he said, and the weather changes from sunny to thunderous.
The guy with a lot of hands at the beginning of the 2019 trailer is probably an NPC.
That crestfallen dude will appear again.
There will be a black-clothed female NPC taking the role of the fire keeper as is the tradition in Soulsborne games.
Patches may not appear, or not appear in human form (think of the spider in Bloodborne).
There are characters like Gael and the Xanthous king.
The game development stage has been completed in the first half of 2020 and is now in the polishing stage. The game will be released in 2021, he’s pretty sure (though of course not officially confirmed
We don’t when FromSoftware plans on showcasing more of Elden Ring and when the game is expected to release. It will most likely release across last and current-gen consoles and PC. Catch up on the only trailer (which you have most likely watched a dozen times) down below;