- Jun 20, 2020
Recently on Twitch, there had been a chat between a streamer and Federico Fossetti (the head redactor for Everyeye.it , a well known website dedicated to gaming) where Fossetti shared a lot of interesting stuffs about Elden Ring which can be summarized in:
The clip can be find in this video at minutes 6:12 :
- Elden Ring will be very well accepted by Dark Souls fans since the game will be very similar to it.
- The game finished development phase when Covid started spreading and, due to Covid situation, the polishing phase (8 months typical) got shifted too.
- The game should've been released during October/November 2020 if Covid wouldn't have made From Software change their plans.
I'll also post a translation of the whole clip:
E: "No, I can tell you... But maybe i already told you, i can't recall if we met before. I can tell you that if there wasn't Covid, you would be already playing it"
W: "Shit! Are you serious?"
E: "Yes, i'm very serious"
W: "But it's 22nd of December..."
E: "For a while... you would be already playing it for a while"
W: "So the problem is not the development phase or is it?"
W: "Polishing for the launch?"
E: "Yes, absolutely! Consider that Covid started in March, so we're in December, consider there are 8 months of polishing which completely disappeared which they could've done but they didn't manage to so it wasn't anymore the case to proceed with the release".
W: "Refresh my memory a bit, Franceso, when did Elden Ring development start?
E: "Well, so, the announcement, in reality, if i recall right, happened 2 years and a half ago, something like that but, back when it was still called Project Great Rune, the first time i heard about it and the first screenshot they shown me, which was a completely no sense, with no textures and so, it was 4 years ago."
W: "How much hope... how much hope, you gave me a lot of hope. Are you optimistic, Francesco?"
E: "I am optimistic"
W: "There's trust"
E: "There's trust... But, it depends, you would want something more similar to Souls or more similar to something else?"
W: "You know me, i would like something very similar to Souls, i mean, i would like literally a new IP but which is the same exact thing as Dark Souls"
E: "Be happy! Enjoy"
W: "Merry Christmas friends, merry christmas"
E: "Merry Christmas to everyone"