Elden Ring will reportedly be shown as Gamescom, but not to the public

Elden Ring is one of the big exciting mysteries of videogames right now. It’s a collaboration between Dark Souls and Sekiro developer From Software, creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, and Game of Thrones author and serial procrastinator George RR Martin. It was announced as part of Microsoft’s conference at E3 2019 with a cryptic teaser trailer, but otherwise we haven’t seen any of the actual game yet.

That may change at Gamescom later this month, as reports are coming in that Elden Ring will be shown at the European games event – however, the report also states that it will not be a public showing, and the game will only be demonstrated to the press.

This is according to a report by Russian gaming website Igromania (via ResetEra). In an article about Gamescom and the publishers making an appearance there, the site mentions Bandai Namco and the games the publisher will be showing – where it notes that Bandai Namco will show From Software’s Elden Ring to the press alone.

Bandai Namco previously confirmed its line-up of games for Gamescom two weeks ago, and it didn’t mention Elden Ring. If it’s the case that the game is in attendance, then that list was probably only for playable games on the show floor – and not games shown behind-closed-doors.

Games that Bandai Namco will definitely have at Gamescom 2019 include The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Double Fine’s new game Rad, and Bandai Namco’s own Dark Souls-like title Code Vein. Apart from Dragon Ball Z, all these games are available fairly soon – whereas Elden Ring we don’t have the first clue when the release date will be.

We know the game will be in the usual challenging style of Dark Souls and Sekiro, but other than that we don’t know much about Elden Ring – so hopefully an appearance at Gamescom will shed some light. We’re hoping to see Elden Ring in 2020, but it could come out alongside George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter in 2075 for all we know.


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