Elden Ring dev may be working on a game we’ve been waiting for 10 years
Elden Ring developer FromSoftware is working on several new projects, raising questions about what the studio might have in store for us next.
Following the release of Elden Ring earlier this year, the studio has launched a new recruitment drive. “We have begun recruiting staff for a wide range of businesses for a number of new projects,” it added. tweeted (opens in new tab) (Translated using Google). “We look forward to working with you on creating games with FromSoftware.”
The slate of new jobs covers a range of disciplines, including game design, animation, technical design, art, sound and production. The job description reveals very little which FromSoftware projects are in the pipeline, most of which are written in generic industry jobs.
We’re taking an educated guess
However, there is an interesting incident as well. character 3d graphic artist (opens in new tab) Lists the design builds for “Humans, Creatures, and Mecha”. This ResetEra. confirms speculation (opens in new tab) Earlier this year FromSoftware is reviving its third-person robot-shooting series Armored Corps.
Armored Corps, an old mecha shooter series, has some of the cult favorites among FromSoftware fans. But this is a world away from the soulful games the studio is known for. Placing you in the cockpit of a giant bipedal robot, you’ve blasted your way through other giant robots in semi-open-world levels.
The final entry in the Armored Core series – Verdict, a standalone spin-off title – was released in 2013. It included a competitive multiplayer mode and a plethora of mech customizations. The official word on the series has remained silent ever since.
Even if FromSoftware is reviving its mecha shooter, it will likely be working on an Elden Ring expansion. All three Dark Souls games and Bloodborne received DLC after launch, and the Elden Ring looks ripe for additional content.
It appears a fan is finding an unused Colosseum on the edge of the game’s map in what could be the game’s first DLC earlier this year. Each Dark Souls game received a PvP arena as part of the DLC after launch, making it likely that the Elden Ring will receive the same.
Dark Souls 3’s first expansion was launched approximately six months after the base game. If Elden Ring follows a similar deadline, we’d expect the first DLC to arrive in late August.