Tag: Elden Ring
News Elden Ring Update 1.09 Adds Ray Tracing Mode On Xbox Series X
Alongside a list of gameplay tweaks
Elden Ring may well be more than a year old now, but FromSoftware is still updating its huge open world RPG, and the team has announced a major new feature for version 1.09: ray tracing on console. Yep, the team has implemented a new ray tracing option for Xbox Series X users (and PS5 and PC for that matter),...
News Elden Ring 'Shadow Of The Erdtree' Expansion Officially Announced
Welcome back, tarnished
FromSoftware has officially announced an upcoming expansion for its 2022 mega hit, Elden Ring. While further details are thin on the ground at the moment, we have a name, and a pretty incredible piece of concept art - shown above. The team says that 'Shadow of the Erdree' is "currently in development" at FromSoftware,...
News Elden Ring Reaches Incredible Sales Milestone Ahead Of One Year Anniversary
For a new IP, this is amazing!
Has it really been almost a year already since Elden Ring arrived on Xbox? It certainly doesn't feel that way, with FromSoftware's latest epic lasting long in the memory of many players. Oh, and by many players we mean many players. Publisher Bandai Namco has revealed that Elden Ring has now sold a whopping 20 million...
News Hogwarts Legacy Sells 80% More Copies At UK Launch Than Elden Ring
The physical sales data is in
Right, we always suspected that Hogwarts Legacy would sell extremely well given the popularity of the IP, and that sentiment is already starting to ring true. While only limited sales data is available right now — these findings are based on physical sales in the UK — the game is off to flying start. First off,...
News Elden Ring Crowned TGA's 2022 Game Of The Year
It also took out multiple other awards on the night
Elden Ring has already received a lot of praise and now at this year's Game Awards show, it's officially been crowned the Game of the Year. The other titles nominated in this category included A Plague Tale: Requiem, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
News Elden Ring Brings Free 'Colosseum' Update To Xbox Consoles This Week
"Come forth, warriors"
Well, here's a nice surprise for Elden Ring owners! Bandai Namco has announced today that the game is getting a free update across all platforms (including Xbox One, Series X and Series S) this Wednesday, December 7th. The update is called "Colosseum", and it will allow players to "engage in battles such as duels,...
News Elden Ring Is 'Just The Beginning' For Bandai Namco's Japanese Lineup
"There is so much great content coming from Japan"
It's no secret, at this point, that Elden Ring has been a monumental success since it launched back in February. Earlier in the year we caught wind that it sold over 13 million copies within about a month of release, while the game also dominated YouTube viewing stats during its launch window...
Talking Point What's Your 2022 Game Of The Year So Far?
And why is it Elden Ring
Ahead of a relatively quiet fall season, we were just thinking about our favourite games of the year so far. Typically, we'd reserve this sort of discussion for later in the year, but given how front-heavy 2022 is shaping up to be — after yet more delays — we've already started thinking about GOTY contenders. Elden Ring...
News Elden Ring Gets A New Patch On Xbox, Here's What's Included
Download it today
For those of you still enjoying Elden Ring on Xbox Series X|S, you might be interested to know Bandai Namco has rolled out a new update. The targeted platforms include Xbox's Series X|S as well as the Xbox One version of the game. Here are the full patch notes for Version 1.06, courtesy of the Bandai Namco website: Elden Ring -...
News Elden Ring Apparently 'Took Over YouTube' During The Launch Window
Y'all needed those walkthroughs
We all knew Elden Ring was a pretty huge success right out of the gate; it completely took over the gaming conversation in February. Well, it seems that FromSoftware's latest also dominated YouTube, with 3.4 billion views (yes, with a B) in just 60 days! YouTube Gaming has dropped this little infographic showing us...
News Elden Ring Director Says Next FromSoftware Game Is Nearly Finished
"We are in the final stages of development"
Elden Ring only launched a few short months ago, but it's looking like developer FromSoftware is well on the way to launching its next game. The studio's director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, recently spoke with Japanese outlet 4Gamer about some upcoming projects. One mystery title at the studio seems further along...
News Elden Ring Patch 1.05 Adds Faster Loading Times On Xbox Series X|S
Here are the full patch notes
It's Elden Ring patch time! Today's patch is the 1.05 update, which includes various new features, lots of bug fixes, and a great little addition for Xbox Series X and Series S players in the form of faster loading times. Patch 1.05 is available to download right now on Xbox, and here are the full patch notes:...
News Elden Ring Has Outsold Call Of Duty: Vanguard In The US
A new duty calls
The Elden Ring success stories just keep on coming. Earlier this week, we learnt that by the end of March 2022 the game had shipped 13 million copies. As it turns out, by the end of April 2022 it had managed to outsell the biggest name in gaming. That's right, in just two months on the market, Elden Ring has outsold Call of Duty:...
News Elden Ring Shipped More Than 13 Million Copies In Just Over A Month
Flying off the shelves
It's safe to say Elden Ring has been a huge hit so far in 2022. It's been one of the most talked about games of the year, with some earmarking it as a huge Game of the Year contender already. Bandai Namco will no doubt be pleased with how things are going as well, as the publisher reveals some Elden Ring sales figures. Up to...
News Here Are The Patch Notes For Elden Ring Update 1.04.1
All about them bugs
Bandai Namco has just dropped all the details on Elden Ring update 1.04.1, the game's latest hotfix. This one focuses on bug fixes most of all, and is certainly less substantial than the game's main 1.04 update. Even so, this latest patch does fix a few notable issues and should provide players with a slightly smoother Elden...
News Huge Elden Ring Patch 1.04 Adds New NPC Events And Rebalances Combat
Let's dive in
Bandai Namco has detailed a new Elden Ring update, specifically patch 1.04, and it includes a huge number of additions and changes. The two big additions are some new dialogue instances for the 'Patches' NPC, and a new control option that allows players to disable auto rotate on the in-game camera. Beyond that, patch 1.04 includes a...
News Uh-Oh, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer's Shelf Is Causing Speculation Again
Is that an Elden Ring reference?
It's the return of the shelf! Xbox boss and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer made a brief appearance as part of the BAFTA Games Awards 2022 last week, where he showed off a few interesting changes to his home display. The most obvious difference this time around is the sword at the top of the shelf — this is...
News Elden Ring Patch 1.03.2 Fixes Questline Bugs, Online Issues On Xbox
As players continue to explore every nook and cranny of Elden Ring's expansive world, inevitably, bugs and glitches are discovered. Developer FromSoftware has been on top of these so far though, and a new patch addresses a few more lingering issues. While update 1.03.2 isn't quite as expansive as the last Elden Ring patch, it does fix...
News Elden Ring Gets A New Update On Xbox, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today
If you've been playing Elden Ring on Xbox Series X|S, then you might like to know there's a new update available. Xbox is one of the targeted platforms, and while there are no console-specific fixes, there are still plenty of other changes and fixes in the latest update. In the official patch notes, Bandai Namco mentions how it's...
News Elden Ring Becomes Biggest New IP In Europe Since The Division
Boss battle beat
Elden Ring made a huge splash last month as developer FromSoftware delivered yet another major hit. Having said that, we didn't realise quite how big of a hit that was, until now. Looking at the latest European sales data, it's emerged that Elden Ring is now the biggest new franchise since Tom Clancy's The Division, which launched...
News It's Been Discovered You Can Actually Pause Elden Ring, Sort Of
It's a bit finnicky
We've all been battling Elden Ring's vast array of bosses for over a week now, often to no avail. It doesn't help that everything's in real time either, with no standard pause option during battle. Well, as it turns out, there is a way to pause Elden Ring. YouTuber Iron Pineapple has discovered a way to pause Elden Ring, using...
Review Elden Ring - FromSoftware's Crowning Achievement
Can it really be almost thirteen years since we first clapped eyes on Demon's Souls? The very first time we sat down to tangle with FromSoftware's action RPG masterpiece we were blissfully unaware of the horror, the terror and constant, relentless death that awaited us. We were, of course, immediately hooked on it all, we couldn't...
News This Bizarre Elden Ring Live Action Trailer Is Actually Real
Fighting for the family heirloom
Over the past week we've seen a lot of Elden Ring (review coming shortly), but nothing as weird as this. To celebrate the game's launch, Bandai Namco Southeast Asia released a live action trailer showing an actual family fighting over an actual 'elden ring'. The clip, which is almost four minutes long, features a...
News Elden Ring Is The Biggest UK Launch Since Red Dead 2, Aside From COD & FIFA
A big Souls splash
Some of you may have heard of a little thing called Elden Ring, a game that launched late last week. Actually, it's probably a lot of you, especially here in the UK. According to digital and physical data supplied by GSD, Elden Ring is the biggest non-COD, non-FIFA launch, since Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar's latest epic...
News Digital Foundry's Elden Ring Verdict Shows How Important VRR Is On Xbox
A real lifesaver
Elden Ring has been out in the wild for a few days now, and we've seen plenty of discussion on how each version stacks up. Initially, the Xbox Series X version seemed a little disappointing, although Digital Foundry was quick to interject. Now, the DF team has delivered its full verdict, and it's a win for VRR on Xbox. For those...
News Elden Ring Creator 'Apologises' To Players Who Find It Too Hard
The same goes for all of his games
Elden Ring has got off to an unbelievable start with critics, but if there's one criticism that's been directed at the game, it's from certain players - newcomers and veterans - who are finding it very difficult to get to grips with so far. Speaking a few days ago, Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki gave his...
News Elden Ring Dominates UK Charts, But Physical Sales Poor On Xbox
Looks like digital was the popular choice
To the surprise of no-one, Elden Ring got off to an absolutely flying start in the UK last week, racing to first place in the UK boxed charts and surpassing the likes of Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus along the way. In fact, it's even smashed the previous launch figures set by the Dark...
News Elden Ring Network Issues On Xbox Have Apparently Been Resolved
No more "Network status check failed" message
There have been some network issues with Elden Ring on Xbox over the weekend, but it seems these issues have now been resolved. This information comes from Xbox's Brad Rossetti via an update over on Twitter - here are the full details: Xbox Users - The network issue with Elden Ring has been resolved -...
Pick One Which Of These FromSoftware Games Is Your Favourite?
Dark Souls? Elden Ring? Sekiro?
It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the release of Elden Ring, we want to know your favourite FromSoftware game to date, whether it's an Xbox title or not — so yes, we're including the likes of Bloodborne! So, which is your favourite? Remember you can only pick one! Let's take a look...
News Here's What's Included In The Day One Patch For Elden Ring On Xbox
Fixes and improvements
Today's the big day if you've been waiting on Elden Ring! The game is out right now on Xbox, and it actually comes with a day one patch — although you may not have even noticed as it began rolling out prior to release yesterday. So, what's included in the patch? It's not a whole lot of content, but rather adjustments to...
Poll Have You Bought Elden Ring?
If so, how are you getting on with it?
It's been a long time coming, but Elden Ring is finally now available! The critics have been enamored with it so far, but now we're finally getting to see what the general public thinks about it on Xbox and beyond. This is a big game, so you're definitely not going to finish it in one day, but we're still...
Guide Where To Buy Elden Ring On Xbox Series X|S And Xbox One
Get it for under £40 in the UK!
The time has finally arrived, with Elden Ring now being available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. For anyone yet to get their hands on a copy of this "massive" adventure – feel free to let us know whether or not you've bought a copy in our launch day poll – we've been busy gathering a list of the best deals for...
News Here Are The Worldwide Release Times For Elden Ring On Xbox
Just a few hours to go
It's almost time for Elden Ring! Finally, FromSoftware's latest is almost upon us, as it releases Friday, February 25th. The developer has shared the specific release times too, showing the exact moment we can all go hands on. As you can see, the vast majority of launch times, on console, are midnight local time. This is...
PSA Buying Elden Ring On Xbox? Check Microsoft Rewards First
You can get 6000 free MS Rewards points
Well, the time has almost arrived! Elden Ring releases for Xbox on February 25th, and while we put out an exhaustive pre-order guide for the game this past weekend, there's also something about Microsoft Rewards you need to know. If you're going to buy Elden Ring digitally via the Microsoft Store, there's a...
News Elden Ring Analysis Video Compares Xbox Vs PS5 Performance
Update: Digital Foundry has also weighed in
Update: Digital Foundry has weighed in with a brief written preview, and the results there are slightly different. PS5 does still have an advantage, but it seems closer and due to VRR on Xbox, that gap is further shortened. "Even running on the launch day patch 1.02, the frame-rate mode continues to run...
Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About Elden Ring
Early reviews are in
Unless you've been living under a rather large rock these past few weeks, you'll be aware that Elden Ring is out on Friday, February 25th. Well, ahead of its public launch, plenty of reviews are now out in the wild and things are looking incredibly positive. Here's a selection of reviews we've seen so far, and a quick summary...
News Elden Ring Launch Trailer Asks You To Take Arms And Become An Elden Lord
Elden Ring is almost here, and to celebrate, the developer has just shared the game's launch trailer. As expected, the trailer contains some stunningly varied landscapes from within FromSoftware's latest world, along with showcasing the studio's signature monster design. It's all here then, and this trailer further builds the hype on...
News Everyone's 'Moving To New Zealand' For Elden Ring's Xbox Launch
Getting a head start
Here we go again! Elden Ring's release times were revealed earlier this week ahead of its launch on Friday, February 25th, and it's been discovered that you'll probably be able to play it early by switching to the New Zealand time zone. This is because the game is apparently launching midnight local time in New Zealand, which...
News Bandai Namco Releases Elden Ring Overview Trailer Ahead Of Launch
"Come learn what awaits you on the path of grace"
Elden Ring arrives next week on Xbox Series X|S and other platforms, and ahead of its release Bandai Namco has shared a brand new trailer - giving players another look at what to expect. Enjoy!
News You Can Now Pre-Load Elden Ring On Xbox, Even If You Haven't Bought It
Get ahead of the game
We're less than a week away from the release of Elden Ring on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Friday, February 25th, and you can now begin pre-installing the game — even if you haven't bought it yet! If you have bought Elden Ring digitally via the Microsoft Store, you should find that the pre-load has begun...
Roundup Elden Ring's Open World Impresses In Hands-On Previews
"Elden Ring feels enormous"
Elden Ring is finally out later this month, and just a few weeks ahead of launch, a bunch of early previews have dropped. Impressions are pretty positive across the board here, with particular praise being thrown at Elden Ring's open world. So, we've rounded up some opinions from various outlets to see what the consensus...
News FromSoftware's Miyazaki Thinks 'More Players' Will Finish Elden Ring
In comparison to other FS games
Can you believe we're less than a month away from Elden Ring? FromSoftware's latest effort releases February 25th, and it's safe to say it's one of the most anticipated games of the year. Well, it may also be a little more accessible this time out. In a new interview on the PlayStation blog, Hidetaka Miyazaki talks...
News Elden Ring Is 'Massive' And Will Take 30+ Hours, Says FromSoftware
"This will differ significantly by player"
We're finally being treated to the long-awaited release of FromSoftware's Elden Ring on February 25th, and in addition to confirming the game has gone gold, the developer has revealed how long the game will take to complete. As mentioned during an interview at the Taipei Game Show 2022, Yasuhiro Kitao...
News Elden Ring Has Officially Gone Gold
Day one patch in the works
Elden Ring got a slight delay last year, when the game was pushed back to February 2022. Thankfully, we won't see any more delays, as FromSoftware has confirmed the game has gone gold and is ready to be distributed. In a presentation from the Taipei Game Show 2022, FromSoftware's Yasuhiro Kitao confirmed the news. In a...
News New Armored Core Screenshots Revealed Via FromSoftware Survey
Set amidst a "cosmic catastrophe"
Elden Ring is almost, almost here, but what if we said details surrounding FromSoftware's next project have begun to surface? Well, according to a forum post by ResetEra user Red Liquorice, the Dark Souls developer may be set to return to Armored Core. The user claims to have recently taken part in a consumer...
News Elden Ring Test Keys Are Going For Ridiculous Money Online
It's getting silly now
Is there anything scalpers won't try and sell these days? Xbox consoles, PS5 consoles, the kitchen sink - they won't stop at anything. Now, with the Elden Ring test keys going into the wild, they're already hitting eBay. Resellers are going crazy with the Elden Ring test keys, which were sent out to certain fans yesterday. It...
News Elden Ring Graphics And Performance Mode Details On Xbox Revealed
Which will you choose?
Bandai Namco has dropped some juicy details on Elden Ring, namely its specs across all Xbox systems, including the confirmation of ray tracing. In a handy table on Bandai Namco's support site, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X all have their specific resolution and framerates confirmed. While ray tracing...
Video First Elden Ring Gameplay Looks Absolutely Incredible
Where do we even begin with this? Do we start by commenting on the gorgeous art direction? Or maybe even the impressive world design? There's so much to choose from in regards to our first glimpse at Elden Ring, which is looking absolutely incredible. Bandai Namco has uploaded over 15 minutes of gameplay, diving into a little bit of...
News Elden Ring Is Getting A 15-Minute Gameplay Preview This Thursday
Prepare the popcorn
We've been eagerly awaiting a lengthy look at some Elden Ring gameplay footage for a while now, and it looks like we're finally going to get it in the form of a 15-minute Gameplay Preview video this Thursday, November 4th. No further details have been provided about the video's contents. but we know that the stream will begin on...
News Elden Ring Delayed To February 2022, But There's A Closed Beta This November
"Thank you for your trust & patience"
We've got some good news and some bad news! The bad news is that Elden Ring has been delayed until February 25, 2022. The good news is that you'll be able to try the game as part of a Closed Network Test on Xbox this November. The news was revealed as part of a statement from the Elden Ring team earlier today:...