Several years have gone by without a word from game developer From Software or author George R.R. Martin on their collaboration video game titled Elden Ring. A supposed-trailer for the mysterious game has been making the rounds in online forums and according to sources at VGC and GameInformer, the trailer is real.
— Shpeshal Ed (@Shpeshal_Ed) March 1, 2021
The footage is blurry and crooked, but sources from multiple outlets confirm it is legitimate.
The trailer allegedly comes from a short-lived art concept reveal for Elden Ring which was removed hours after it was posted on the online forum Reddit. Like many other anticipated projects, Elden Ring is likely suffering from COVID-19 related delays.
VGC‘s own Andy Robinson wrote a statement about the footage leak on Twitter.
I understand Elden Ring's development has (unsurprisingly) been significantly disrupted by the pandemic. Like so many big-budget games in production right now, it's unclear if it will make it out this year. One source told me they were fully expecting it to release in 2022.
— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) March 1, 2021
Robinson wrote that, “One source told me they were fully expecting [Elden Ring] to release in 2022.” Even though fans can have this little glimpse into the world that may be Elden Ring, the Dark Souls and Game of Thrones crossover of our dreams is likely still very far away.