It’s been a tumultuous month for Fromsoftware’s next game Elden Ring. After a trailer for the game managed to leak online, an industry insider has reported that Elden Ring’s debut may have been pushed back.
For those not in the know, Elden Ring is the next much-anticipated game from Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. From what we’ve seen, Elden Ring seems to be in the same atmospheric, dark fantasy niche of Fromsoft’s previous Souls-Borne franchise.
Anticipation for more detail on the world and gameplay for Martin and Miyazaki’s game has been hotly anticipated since the game’s announcement trailer at E3 2019.
While the E3 trailer was the gas which set the game’s initial hype ablaze, not much was revealed outside of vaguely-Tolkienian murmerings about the broken elden ring and the skies being set ablaze. This was all pretty standard Dark Souls-y gobbledygook.
But a little bit of that anticipation anxiety was relieved when, earlier this month, an internally-used trailer leaked online, revealing more fantasy gobbledygook, gorgeous world design, and small bits of gameplay.
Before you soulheads out there get too excited, the entire trailer appears to be recorded on a cellphone camera taking video of a computer monitor playing the trailer in Microsoft Video Editor. All of the footage is watermarked as confidential and the audio cuts out halfway through.
Suffice to say, the leaked trailer hasn’t much wet the appetite of players eager to see more. Still, the leaked trailer might be all we get on Elden Ring for March.
According to comicbook.com, fantasy writer and video game insider Jeff Grubb, who previously claimed more Elden Ring announcements would be coming in March, now claims that the game’s publisher, Bandai Namco, is delaying announcements in response to the trailer leak. Comicbooks.com also reported that other insiders contend Grubb’s claims are unfounded and that March announcements for Elden Ring were never in the works. Either way though, it looks like we’re all going to be on the hook for a while as we wait to hear more about Elden Ring.