FromSoftware’s next big game can’t get here soon enough.
To say that people are hyped up for the release of Elden Ring would be a hilarious understatement. This game’s pedigree all but guaranteed that the hype thrusters would be firing full blast from the moment it was announced; the game-making prowess of FromSoftware, creators of the Dark Souls series, combined with the worldbuilding skills of Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. If this game isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread, society as we know it may very well collapse.
As an indicator of that unmitigated hype, Elden Ring has officially taken the top spot on Steam’s list of most wishlisted games. The game has beaten out Dying Light 2: Stay Human, which held the most wishlisted spot for the entirety of 2021, along with other heavy hitters to come such as the PC port of the most recent God of War, Starfield, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, and even Hollow Knight: Silksong.
— Elden Ring Countdown (@EldenRingRPG) January 11, 2022
In a recent post on his personal blog, Martin spoke about what it was like being approached by FromSoftware and Elden Ring’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki. “Miyazaki and his team from FromSoftware were doing groundbreaking stuff with gorgeous art, and what they wanted from me was just a bit of worldbuilding: a deep, dark, resonant world to serve as a foundation for the game they planned to create,” Martin wrote. “And as it happens, I love creating worlds and writing imaginary history.”
Elden Ring is slated for release on February 25, 2022, a little over a month from now. Don’t worry, that day is a Friday, so you’ll have the whole weekend to enjoy it.