It looks like Bandai Namco has big plans for Elden Ring. Recently, the developers issued a press release, in which they noted that the future game will develop outside the game framework. "We will be developing Elden Ring in many other areas," said Yasuo Miyakawa, President of Bandai Namco.
Recall that the release of the game is scheduled for January 2022. It will be a vibrant open-world RPG where players will be able to use a wide variety of weapons while fighting fantasy monsters. The development of the game has been going on since 2017, so something really large-scale is waiting for us. Unfortunately, Miyakawa did not specify in the press release exactly how the studio plans to "go beyond", so we can only guess what that might mean.
In addition to the press release, Miyakawa also showed a trailer for the upcoming game. In it, in addition to the colorful Scandinavian landscapes, future heroes were shown, as well as mythical monsters with which you have to fight. Interestingly, the game was written by writer George R. R. Martin, who invented the Elden Ring mythology. Thanks to this, the game universe can turn out to be incredibly rich. This was confirmed by the boss of the Xbox, who called the game "the most ambitious" work of the writer.
The game will be released for all gaming platforms on January 21, 2022. A free upgrade to PS5 will be available on PS4.